Friday, 29 April 2011

Everyone hates Andy Townsend

ITV "pundit" Andy Townsend claimed he was threatened by an angry mob of Real Madrid fans who mistook him for German refereee Wolfgang Stark

Andy Townsend pretending he's Irish

From that racist paper for morons the Daily Mail -
‘Then people came up to me, talking aggressively in Spanish and there was a man shouting at me from the other side of the restaurant. It was all getting out of control.

‘Then it dawned on me. Because I still had my UEFA accreditation around my neck they thought I was the referee. To them I was Wolfgang Stark! So I had to turn around and tell them I was from English television.’
Surely this is nothing new for Andy Townsend, if I saw him at a restaurant I would instantly become angry and probably start shouting at him as well. It's bad enough when his smug face is all over my television screen but imagine going out for a lovely meal at a fancy restaurant and being sat next to Andy Townsend AND Adrian Chiles. I'm surprised there wasn't a murder.

Townsend who spent his footballing career pretending to be Irish, said that one Madrid fan gave him a plant pot. Not being too familiar with Spanish culture I can only assume this is a show of disdain. I prefer to send him my excrament via the Royal Mail. Maybe I am being too harsh on Townsend, after reading his wikipedia page, I see that he ran the Great North Run in 2007 and he was once stopped by the police for shooting wild animals on a "hunting expedition" with Paul Gascoigne. That would be the best television show of all time.