Did Rio Ferdinand scream in Alan Green’s face?

Posted by - April 6, 2009 - Manchester United

Late winner allegedly prompts defender to howl at pundit

The very humorous word on the grapevine is that Manchester United centre-back Rio Ferdinand screamed in the face of BBC Radio Five Live commentator Alan Green at the end of yesterday’s match against Aston Villa. Green, the familiar Northern Irish voice of the Beeb’s football radio coverage, is not well-liked among the Red Devils’ staff and fans because of a perceived anti-United bias.

In addition to this, Ferdinand apparently did not take too kindly to being commentated on throughout the match from Green’s vantage point two rows behind him. The England international – sat next to Iain Dowie in the stands as he nurses a groin injury – was forced to listen to Green describing his every move, including hearing how:
”Rio Ferdinand is anxious as he looks on.”

Federico Macheda’s late winner provided Ferdinand with an opportunity to release all that anxiousness, and he chose the medium of a scream towards Green that was reportedly audible on-air to express this!

Video and/or audio footage hopefully to follow. Let us know if you’ve got it!

  • Chris

    I don’t have it, but I do remember hearing the massive scream and wondering if it was Rio!



  • CR7

    Alan Green deserves it, he is extremely biased against United.