Good ol’ Harry Redknapp understandably came out and blasted Tottenham’s Mido after the striker claimed that former Arsenal centre back and current Portsmouth vacationer Sol Campbell was the easiest opponent he’s faced. Probably more an attempt to endear himself to Spurs supporters than anything else, but ballsy nonetheless.
Redknapp, not one to stay out of a public slagging match, retaliated with honour and dignity…
“What an arrogant thing to say,” Redknapp told The Sun.
“It shows a total lack of respect and those comments will embarrass every footballer in the game as we don’t talk like that about fellow pros.”
Don’t talk like that about fellow pros indeed. Let’s turn the clock back a year or so to Harry Redknapp’s remarks about his playing squad upon joining Portsmouth for the second time,
“Look what I have to work with,”
“Some of the guys don’t even speak English, it’s ridiculous!”
Tremendous! Why stop at insulting one player when you can disrespect a whole bunch as well as the manager before you? Mido should be ashamed.
But as ‘Arry adds to his long list of questionable truths and acts of shame with another zinger – we hope Pompey stay around the top of the table for a while this season, the extra media attention can only mean more floppy-faced entertainment for all.