Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Sir Dave Richards loves a rant

Sir Dave Richards is the chairman of the Premier League. He probably won't be tomorrow.

 

Richards was at a conference in Qatar and most likely pissed judging by his ramblings. He spoke like the alcoholic that resides in the corner of every local pub. Dave's ramblings can be summed up as - "England gave the world football and along came FIFA and UEFA and stole it! I hate foreigners!"
"England gave the world football. It gave the best legacy anyone could give. We gave them the game. Then, 50 years later, some guy came along and said, you're liars, and they actually stole it. It was called FIFA. Fifty years later, another gang came along called UEFA and stole a bit more. "
Then he started a fight and started crying before he fell off his chair. Someone pointed out that the Chinese actually had a version of football that pre-dated the English version. "It was invented in Sheffield you cock!", was the reply (not really, I made that up). I just read that he actually did trip up over a water feature, although the rumours that he fell into a swimming pool are not true. That would have made for a fantastic story.

The FA have understandably distanced themselves from the Richards' rant. He was there on a personal trip and not representing the Premier League. However nobody is going to take that into consideration and he has successfully made himself and the Premier League look like massive pricks. Well done Sir Dave. Bolton Chairman Phil Gartside was on hand to tell us all that he definitely did not drink but did it in that completely over the top way, which makes you know that he was hammered.