Neil Warnock quit as Sheffield United manager after Hollywood actor Sean Bean launched a foul-mouthed attack on him and his family, he has claimed today. Warnock claims a drunk Bean, who is a Blades director, reduced his wife and five-year-old son to tears.
He said: “Twenty minutes or so after the game had ended, Sharon and William were sitting in my office when the film actor, Sean Bean, who is a Sheffield United board director, burst in with his girlfriend. He was obviously the worse for wear. He wanted to know where I was. Sharon told him I was doing a Press conference and Iâ€™d be back soon.
â€œSo Sean Bean started swearing at her and my five-year-old son. â€˜Itâ€™s your f****** husband that got us relegated,â€™ he said, pointing at her. â€˜Heâ€™s a f****** w*****â€™. Thatâ€™s Sean Bean, the tough guy actor. Some kind of tough guy, eh, reducing a five-year-old kid and his mum to tears.”
He added: “â€œIf that incident hadnâ€™t happened maybe Iâ€™d still be Sheffield United manager today. But it made me realise what certain people at the club were saying about me behind my back.” [Via The Sun]