Pots/Black Kettles

Man United players behaving like “typical Germans”!

Oh, that is so German!

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Of course, much has been made of Sir Alex Ferguson’s rather ill-judged comments about our German brothers and sisters after last night’s European collapse.

As reported in the Daily Mail, the emotional Scotsman said this:

“Typical Germans. He’s young and inexperienced but they got him sent off. Everyone sprinted over to the referee.”

Now, without wanting to ruffle too many United feathers, isn’t this something of a case of pots and black kettles?

After the jump are some photographs of some Man United heroes behaving like “typical Germans”….

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8 responses so far
  • pizza // April 8, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Ferguson’s comment was completely unacceptable. What makes it worse is that in the past he has made similar unacceptable xenophobic remarks about the Spanish and Italians, among others.

    If it wasn’t because the British press and football establishments are so up his arse something would have been done about it.

    If he made similar comments about another race, it would quite rightly have caused huge uproar, but for some reason it has been treated as less awful when Ferguson has intentionally offended and wrongly stereotyped different nations.

    All managers/players/officials should be banned, at least temporarily, for comments such as these.

  • anon // April 8, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    Funny how Graham Poll is doing a rather messed up Nazi salute

  • phil // April 8, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    “xenophobic”… go F yourself. Who cares about anti-Nazi statements?

  • Arsenovich // April 8, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Anti-Nazi? So every German is a Nazi now? Don’t be a typical wanker, Phil.

  • Dave // April 8, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Phil you are a complete and utter moron!
    Typical arrogant Man U pr@t!
    Bet you live in London aswell you mong!
    Hope you enjoyed your long virgin train home hahahahahahahaha

  • kimblim // April 8, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Find some newer pictures of United players behaving that way? I remember Ferguson saying that he was embarassed about that behaviour, especially in the Andy D’urso case, and that he had instilled in his players that they should avoid harassing the referee… Not that I think the germans were too bad about it yesterday at all, although Ribery could have had a yellow for telling the ref to caution Rafael twice. That is in fact a yellow card offence these days.

    Not much else to say, other than United’s own fault that they went out. And I’m a United fan.

  • Titus // April 8, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    I don’t know… In that first pic it looks like Graham Poll is simply demonstrating a dance move to RVN, Rio and Keane

  • Mark // April 9, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    @kimblin – just google “rooney shouting at referee” for some great examples of current players attitudes

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