Wednesday, March 21, 2007

My favorite hairdryer

A little late here at SMiA, but it's well worth noting that Sir Alex Ferguson did a bang-up job of defending Cristiano Ronaldo after his penalty sent the Red Devils through to the next round of the FA Cup. Apparently, the Man U gaffer took exception to Sky Sports' touchline reporter, Geoff Shreeves. The conversation went something like this:

Sir Alex: "F*****g b@stard."
Geoff Shreeves: "Don't talk to me like that."
Sir Alex: "F**k off to you."
Shreeves: "Don't talk to me like that. Don't even think about it."
Sir Alex: "Don't you think about it, you ****. F**k off. Right?"
Shreeves: "Listen, are you going to do the interview in a professional manner or not? Do you want to do it or not?"
Sir Alex: "You f*****g be professional. You be professional. You're the one."
Shreeves: "I'm entitled to ask. Cristiano [Ronaldo] gave the right answer."
Sir Alex: "F***ing hell with your answers."
Shreeves: "Don't talk to me like that. Go away. If you want to behave civilly, fine. Don't talk to me like that."
Sir Alex: "F**k off."

Ferguson's F-word rant [Daily Telegraph]



David N said...

You have to love Fergie and his one man war against the media. Soon he won't be talking to any of the British tv channels except MUTV. A few minutes before that explosion he had been the one dragging Carlos Quieroz away from an argument with the Boro bench, too.

Like the blog, Soccermad. I'm based in London, but I appreciate the stuff on the Argentine scene in particular..

soccermad said...

Always good stuff when Fergie gets redder than normal.
Thanks - bl