Why ARE footballers nowadays so bloody angry?
Hunter, Bremner and Keegan – cool as cucumbers
The famously mild-mannered Harry Redknapp has taken time out of talking gibberish about Spurs, Real Madrid and Gareth Bale to talk gibberish about W*yne R*oney and him saying the word ‘fuck’ into a television camera.
Apparently, Harry is bemused by the anger that’s stored up in modern day players. He reckons they’re all like a Diet Coke bottle with a tube of Mentos inside looking for any excuse to unleash their fruity fury.
But is Harry right? Are players more angry than they used to be? Should they be more angry than they used to be?
Redknapp Snr actually said this about the good ol’ days and the rubbish here and now:
“I don’t know why Rooney did that. I don’t remember Bobby Charlton doing that when he used to smack goals into the top corner from 35 yards.
“Why do these young players have to be so angry with the world? I don’t know why. They are getting hundreds of thousands of pounds a week.
“I respect Rooney as a player but he is a silly boy for what he did and he shouldn’t have done it.”
There are certainly plenty of modern day players who are more angsty than a 13-year-old My Chemical Romance fan. Craig Bellamy doesn’t need much of an excuse to wrap a seven iron around someone’s head, Harry had a close up view of Gennaro Gattuso’s anger a few weeks back, while Tim Cahill is so cross with the world he has to batter a corner flag every time he scores.
Redknapp goes on about the thousands of pounds they’re paid, but doesn’t that bring an added pressure? It must be pretty hard having to watch every word you say or every blonde you screw in case a tabloid hack is waiting around the corner, no?
Or are they just a bunch of spoilt little children used to getting their own way from the age of 12 because they’re pretty good at kicking a ball?
Are they all angry little gets? Is it any worse than back in the day? WHY? WHY? WHY? Let us know what you think with a little comment below…