Fabio Capello’s bitchy remark to David Beckham (and Barack Obama)

Posted by - October 14, 2009 - England, International, Oddballs

England coach doesn’t think Becks was man of the match

Fabio Capello took a slight dig at David Beckham after his bearded substitute received the man of the match award against Belarus. The Italian compared ITV pundit and Sunderland manager Steve Bruce’s decision to give the award to Beckham to Barack Obama receiving the Nobel peace prize.

After the match, he said: “It’s like Barack Obama having been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize after only eight months as President of the United States. David was on the pitch less than half an hour.”

Yes, but in that time he set out a vision for some decent long-range passing and peace in the Middle East.

  • chris hartridge

    Ill repeat this-“in that time he set out a vision for some decent long-range passing and peace in the Middle East.” Capello- what have you done in the last 9 months for world peace?
    Chris Hartridge

  • Joe

    I think people are skeptical about the award because final nominations for the peace prize had to be in just 8 days after Obama’s inaugeration. It is possible in the future that he may be deserving of such an award but to receive it based on the merits of 8 days is absurd.