‘He’s The Worst, Arrogant, Ignorant Athlete I’ve Ever Seen’ – Paolo Di Canio Hauls Swindon Keeper Wes Foderingham Off After 21 Naff Mins vs Preston (Video)
By Chris Wright
After conceding two goals in quick succession during the opening exchanges of their League One game against Preston (the first stemming from a botched clearance), an irate Paolo Di Canio took the express decision to substitute Swindon ‘keeper Wes Foderingham off after just 20 short minutes.
Di Canio ranted after the game:
“He was one of the worst players I have ever seen. He’s another player like the others, why can’t we change the goalkeeper? Because the goalkeeper has a different coloured shirt?
“I know Wes, he was the worst player against Stoke in the cup – he was far away the worst player, he made a rubbish performance. But I covered for him because we won 4-3.
“But what he did was not only the mistake, which can happen to anyone, but the arrogance when he started moaning to the other players – that was the worst thing for me.
“A player that doesn’t recognise his mistakes which were clear from miles away, he started moaning to his team-mates. Out there he behaved as the worst professional, arrogant, ignorant athlete I have ever seen.
“And if he doesn’t come out and apologise to the fans, to the professionals in general, he is out from my team.”
Man-management +1. Bless his little insane fascist heart.
P.S: For the record, Swindon went on to lose 4-1, with ‘worst professional ever’ Foderingham’s replacement, Leigh Bedwell, also conceding twice. Make of that what thou wilt.