This saying caused a scandal.
After the explosive London derby between Chelsea and Tottenham on Sunday (2: 2), in which the two coaches Thomas Tuchel (48, Chelsea) and Antonio Conte (53) almost went for each other’s throats, the Scottish ex-star and Soccer expert Graeme Souness (69) enters the scenes on “Sky” on TV.
However, a sentence was said that cannot be surpassed in terms of misogyny!
Souness, who played for Liverpool and Tottenham in his career, said while the almost fight was recorded: “Football is just a man’s sport. We’ve got our football back, men, shot by shot.”
And that’s exactly what heated up the minds of several English women stars, who just two weeks ago won the European Football Championship against Germany in London’s Wembley Stadium (2:1 aet)!
Striker Bethany England (28) described Souness’ statements as “disgraceful”, ex-star Eni Aluko (35) also complained, saying: “It’s not okay”. Spicy: Souness sat in the “Sky” studio right next to European champion Karen Carney (35) – and still brought the nasty misogynist saying.
What game is he playing here?
Tuchel’s strange freak out explanation!
However, two days after the derailment, the ex-Liverpool captain told Sportsmail that he did not regret his statements but reassured: “My comments said we have our game back. That’s the kind of football I remember.”
He continued: “I enjoyed two soccer games yesterday where men played against men and they made fun of themselves and argued with each other. Our game has always been unique, meatier, more direct and more intense, and we’ve gotten away from that.”
Souness, who won the trophy as Liverpool coach (1992) and as coach at top Turkish club Galatasaray (1996), wants to be a little more careful about what he says in which context in the future.