When the whole ‘bung’ business resurfaced back in January with the News of the World providing three key characteristics of the people at the centre of the investigation, we played “Name That Bung” and the most common one brought up by you the readers was ol’ saggy face, Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp.
Despite such qualitative evidence, it seems ‘Arry just can’t understand why he has again been dragged into scandal again over a relatively harmless meeting with a dodgy German he thought was a football agent. Redknapp, who will be one of a number of people profiled in BBC Panorama’s probe into football corruption, explained his stance,
“I spoke to this bloke for about five minutes, if that. He told me he had some world-class players he could bring to England and I said ‘Good luck to you’,” Redknapp said,
“We chatted while all the Portsmouth apprentices sat around and that was about it.
“He went away and I thought that was the end of it. Now I find I am at the centre of some big investigation, yet again.
“I thought this bloke was a genuine football agent.
“I can’t say ‘Show me the evidence’ if this bloke was taping it all.
“But there is no evidence against me. I don’t even know why my name has been dragged into all this. It’s cobblers.”
Cobblers indeed, ‘Arry, cobblers indeed…