By Chris Wright
Last night saw the inaugural “Adebayor Salute Derby” between Tim Sherwood’s Aston Villa and Chris Ramsey’s QPR, with the two sides playing out a thoroughly entertaining 3-3 draw which nobody thought to televise for some reason or other.
As well as a Christian Benteke hat-trick and a couple of tidy finishes from Matty Phillips and Charlie Austin, the game’s main highlight was Sherwood reprising his famous gilet-hurling shtick from his Tottenham days after Villa’s first equaliser…
Only, those who were watching closely may have noticed that it wasn’t actually a gilet Sherwood threw to the floor, as one BBC journalist found out to their peril during his post-match press conference.
You can see where the confusion lay, with the contrasting arms on the puffa-style jacket giving it the look of the gilet – not that Sherwood was about to forgive the error.
When the reporter asked Sherwood why he threw his ‘gilet’ to the ground, the Villa coach bluntly responded: “It’s not a gilet, it’s a coat. They sold out of gilets.”