It only took 54 days: Edgar Davids in training ground row

Dutch legend lets ‘em know who’s boss


At 37, Edgar Davids‘ legs may be creaking, but he still knows how to get into a good old-fashioned training ground barney.

The Sun report Davids got into a furious row with Crystal Palace‘s on loan defender Julian Bennett two weeks ago, blurting out the immortal line: “I’m the boss around here!”

Bennett is said to have given the 74-times-capped former Dutch international some stick after giving the ball away during a practice kick about.

Unimpressed by hearing criticism from a young upstart like Bennett, the Pitbull is reported to have squared up to the Nottingham Forest left back and let him know who’s the daddy.

‘A witness’ said:

Edgar hasn’t had the best of times since joining us. I think Bennett’s comment was possibly a step too far and he just flipped.

He went over to Bennett, grabbed him and started screaming ‘I’m the boss around here’.

Everybody was stunned and nobody quite knew how to react – before a few of the other lads then jumped in and pulled them apart. Players argue in training all the time but Edgar just flipped.

Davids has fine form in the traditional English training ground bust-up, having traded punches with Robbie Keane – ironically, over the striker giving the ball away – during his time at Tottenham.

In another classic line, that’ll go down in the annals of Spurs history, “Davids’ trademark goggles were said to be damaged in the fight.”

1 response so far
  • fred // October 13, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    so what David? Even bosses get it wrong, and there’s nothing wrong with people telling them! It’s about time you retire I’d say

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