Scunthorpe manager Alan Knill thought he’d been killed by a squirrel
Scunthorpe boss Alan Knill has revealed he almost lost his life in a bizarre squirrel related accident.
The Iron’s poor start to the season has been given some perspective after their manager revealed he feared he was going to die after his bicycle hit a squirrel.
He said: “I got hit by a squirrel. I went over the top of my bike and landed on my head, shoulder and neck.
“I saw it run into the road but couldn’t do anything about it and it just hit my wheel and stuck in my wheel and hit my brakes.
“For a minute I thought I might have been in trouble because I landed on my head and then all of a sudden I thought “I’m not, I’m alive!”
And not only that, he escaped his ordeal with just cuts and bruises.
He added: “Fortunately my collar bone is OK but I am pretty bruised. I could be dead and it’s so stupid. I’m not and you have to put things into perspective.
“The situation we’re in at the moment, I don’t cherish, I don’t like being in but there are worse situations.”
As distraction techniques go, has that taken your mind off being bottom of the league and having lost your last six matches, Scunny fans?
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