Coventry boss Aidy Boothroyd’s unlikely theory on Marlon King’s reception

Posted by - December 13, 2010 - Championship, Oddballs

Boo boys or Boothroyd boys?

Fresh from the appeal against his conviction for sexual assault being rejected, Coventry City striker and ex-jailbird Marlon King has found his status as a target for opposition fans has only increased.

But Sky Blues manager Aidy Boothroyd is not entirely convinced that his convict striker is the intended target of the abuse. In fact, he reckons it might be a compliment aimed at him.

Boothroyd joked: “I always think they’re just about to chant my name and then stop.”

Meanwhile, King said the boos and chants of opposition supporters did not affect him.

He said: “Even before everything happened, I always had people singing songs and getting stick and I see that as a compliment because it means I am a threat to their team. It didn’t look like I was upset today or any other day.”