By Chris Wright
Nigel Pearson is being urged to publicly apologise to a Leicester fan after appearing to tell the supporter to “f**k off and die” during Tuesday’s defeat against Liverpool.
Pearson had already come under pressure for griping about Leicester fans’ general unrest, telling reporters that they “shouldn’t bother coming” if they are going to criticise his team, who are currently knee-deep in a nine-game winless quagmire.
“I replied to one idiot in the stands and if he doesn’t like what he sees, then don’t bother coming,” Pearson grumbled.
“Maybe they ought to think about staying at home.
“We need support, their [the fans’] support. We’ve worked hard and will continue to do so.”
However, it’s all blown up again today after fan-filmed footage emerged of Pearson snapping back at a heckling fan, who called him an “utter twat” from the terraces during the Liverpool loss.
Be warned as this video does, of course, contain some iffy language – albeit slightly muffled…
A spokesman for Leicester confirmed the club are investigating the incident in-house, explaining:
“Once the facts have been determined and suitably corroborated, we will decide what next steps, if any, should be taken.”
Strangely enough, we’ve made it to December without a single Premier League manager losing their job so far.
We know; it’s weird.
Given the above, how long do you think the peace is going to last?