Menu

England Boss Roy Hodgson Tells Tube Passengers That Rio Ferdinand’s International Career Is Over

Mr. Hodgson has a very big mouth.

Check-In to England v San Marino

Roy Hodgson is facing major embarrassment over claims he announced the end of Rio Ferdinand’s international career to passengers on a London tube train.

The England manager is due to discuss his squad at a press conference at Wembley on Thursday morning and Ferdinand, 33, is not expected to be among those selected for this month’s World Cup double header against San Marino and Poland.

But telling members of the public on a Jubilee Line train on Wednesday night – Hodgson was travelling to Arsenal for their Champions League game – that Ferdinand had reached ‘the end of the road’, as the reports claim, will be seen as shoddy treatment of a former England captain.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

Now it takes a special brand of stupidity of make such an announcement to the general public and no doubt this will provoke an angry reaction from Roy’s FA boss’s and of course Man United veteran Rio Ferdinand.

The British press, some of whom slavishly support Harry Redknapp, are of course having a field day as a result of such a mind-boggling display of unprofessional behaviour.

Expect the former Liverpool boss to use the age old excuse of the conversation being taken ‘out of context’ as he seeks to calm the story down. However the substance of Hodgson’s claims is probably not too inaccurate.

In all likelihood Sir Alex Ferguson will have advised the 33 year old defender to retire from the international game so as to concentrate on extending his club career, advice that only a brave player would ignore.

El Clasico tickets

Compare ticket prices for the upcoming El Clasico matches between Real Madrid and Barcelona. Buy Real Madrid and FC Barcelona tickets for the first El Clasico of the season at the Nou Camp on 7 October and many more La Liga matches with the leading ticket comparison site.