Dean Saunders: ‘Doncaster foreigners might squeal on the floor because they used to wear uniforms or something like that’
Doncaster Rovers manager Dean Saunders gave a strange interview to this morning’s Soccer AM in which he found some very strange ways of preaching against xenophobia in football. We think.
Responding to a question from Helen Chamberlain about how his experiences playing overseas help him as a manager (we think she was expecting something about diet or training techniques in response), the former Wales international said: “When I was at Galatasary there was six players come in their army uniforms to training. And you can imagine Barry Venison with his pink Versace vest on, pick Versace shorts, pink flip-flops, red glasses, blonde hair like yours.
“He was sat on one side of the dressing room and the six of them come in with their army outfits on, so it helps me understand the foreign players we’ve got at our club and understand the problems they have.”
Yep, Pascal Chimbonda’s military regalia fetish has blighted him throughout his career in England.
Saunders continued: “They’re just different to us. They’re different and I realise that just because you see some foreign players squealing on the floor it doesn’t mean they’re babies, really. They’ve just been brought up where that’s acceptable, whereas it’s not acceptable here.”
This broadcast by Dean Saunders was brought to you partially by the Equality and Human Rights Commission and partly by the BNP.