By Chris Wright
“I’m afraid you’ve gone and caught me in a state of undress”
Skip back to last Friday evening. Leeds vs Sheffield Wednesday. Some gibbon charges onto the pitch and strong-arms Wednesday ‘keeper Chris Kirkland in the face, leaving him poleaxed and in need of treatment. After the game, Leeds manager Neil Warnock told the press that he thought Kirkland ‘went down easy’.
At the time, it seemed like Warnock was pulling his usual antagonistic guff, riling all and sundry as he’s spent his entire career doing. Not so, it would appear, as the man himself has used his column in the Independent to set the record straight – admitting that he didn’t actually see the incident in question and that he very nearly got mashed to a waxy pulp by an irate Kirkland because of what he told the media post-match.
Said Warnock, via the Indy:
“It’s been a traumatic week after the events at Hillsborough last Friday, which was a full-blooded Yorkshire derby marred by our supporter confronting Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Chris Kirkland. Everybody will be delighted the culprit got a custodial sentence but most will have wished it was longer than four months.
“I didn’t see the incident at the time. We’d just scored and I was trying to make sure my players got their focus back on the game as you are at your most vulnerable when you have scored. Our first thought on the