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‘Do You Know What 4-3-3 Is?’ – PSG Coach Laurent Blanc Admonished For ‘Sexist’ Comments Made To Female Journalist

By Chris Wright

France Soccer Champions League

“I’m sorry darlin’, I couldn’t hear you over your child-bearing hips”

PSG coach Laurent Blanc is taking a fair bit of flack today after making what many are deeming ‘sexist’ comments to a female journalist during his press conference when she asked a question about his tactics.

Swedish journalist Johanna Franden – who, among other things, is charged with specifically following the fortunes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic by the Aftonbladet newspaper – asked Blanc about his recent decision to revert from 4-3-3 back to 4-4-2, to which the PSG boss responded: “Women talking football tactics, it’s so beautiful.”

“I think it’s fantastic,” he continued, failing to stop talking at the crucial moment before adding: “You know what 4-3-3 means – don’t you?”

Franden, who is a fairly well-respected journalist in her native country and also works as a football reporter for television channel STV, responded by saying: “It is my job to know what it means.”

Blanc then responded: “I mean, there are a lot of ways of playing. Ha, ha, just joking.”

We can only imagine he then looked up at Franden to be greeted by this face…

Johanna FrŠndŽn byline

*Not bloody impressed*

Of course, social media then threw a minor sh*t-fit, with many quite rightly branding Blanc’s quip as “miserable” and “embarrassing”.

While you’d like to think he was merely attempting to be funny in a misguided, altogether non-funny kind of way but we agree with the masses on this one: “embarrassing” sums it up nicely.

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By Chris on December 18th, 2013 in FAIL, Ligue 1, Managers, Newsnow. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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10 Responses to “‘Do You Know What 4-3-3 Is?’ – PSG Coach Laurent Blanc Admonished For ‘Sexist’ Comments Made To Female Journalist”

  1. Al says:

    embarassingly hilarious you mean

  2. Anonymous says:

    I’m assuming 4-2-2 is the formation when you have Joey Barton and Lee Cattermole in your team.

  3. Iain says:

    4-3-3 I get, but whats 4-2-2?

    Is that you play once you have 2 men sent off?

  4. Milkchew says:

    Haha! That pic makes him look like Frankie Boyle!

  5. Straight Dave says:

    Since when did Tanya Branning off of Eastenders become a sports journalist?

  6. JJ says:

    @straight dave: LMAO.Quality

  7. Gazza says:

    I remember in a swedish game show (På Spåret) she couldnt name the home ground of the year 2000′s Swedish top league champions home ground. She is stupid but not because of her gender, because of her brain.

  8. Stu says:

    I hope her studying all these tactical formations isn’t getting in the way of making her husband’s dinner?

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