An English bully, an unrepentant Frenchman and a petulant Scot walk into a bar…
Is it just The Spoiler, or is the whole Kolo Toure drugs thing a bit boring? It shouldn’t be, but it’s not quite grabbing us.
It’s similar to the feeling we had when we watched Shutter Island on DVD the other night – all the ingredients of something bloody good were there, but there was a certain je ne sais quoi missing.
Anyway, here are three stories we like more than the Toure scandal and Shutter Island combined…
Ickle Jack Wilshere is being called a bully by that mean old Alex McLeish. The Greatest English Midfielder Since Gazza had a Twitter pop at Barry Ferguson for patting Laurent Koscielny on the head after his howler gave Birmingham the win in last weekend’s Carling Cup final. McLeish said:
“It’s not my world, Twitter and all that stuff. Cyber-bullying is not for me. I don’t want to comment on it. It’s moved forward. Let’s draw a line under it.”
For those of you who are interested, Wilshere initially said:
“Well done to the BCFC player who slapped Koscielny on the head when they scored, very big of you!”
Wilshere – what a horrible, bullying so-and-so.
Meanwhile, Sir Alex Ferguson is now refusing to talk to Man Utd’s own television station because it held a gun to his head and made him say inflammatory things about Martin Atkinson.
Fergie, The Spoiler has a lot of time for you but – at the risk of becoming a part of your media blackout (our exclusive access is on the line here) – GROW THE F*CK UP!
Finally, Eric Cantona had this to say about his kicking of a Crystal Palace fan in 1995 (for which he was fined £20k (!)). Enjoy:
“I think that maybe it’s like a dream for some people sometimes, to kick these kinds of people. So I did it for them. So they are happy. It’s a kind of freedom for them. So they speak about that because maybe they felt something special, physically. It’s a great feeling but difficult.
“I’ve seen so many players scoring goals, the fans know this kind of feeling. But this one, a player jumping and kicking a hooligan, it’s not the kind of thing you see every day.”