Sorry Finners but I’m with @Stadt on this, the guys a tool and he did exactly what Stadt was saying last night with Keane which made for awkward tv, and it took Keane of all people to bring it round by saying “sensitive isn’t he, imagine if he’d lost” and in that 1 sentence it sums up what Stadt was referring to.
At the minute the press are loving him and Liverpool but just watch the guy on the sidelines, we all love to see passion and nothing wrong with an emotional response to a goal but he takes it to the edge, possibly, crossing it.
These guys are role models and the fans feed off him & his antics, comments and outbursts are mirrored by the fans. Picture your son/daughter ref’ing a kids game on Saturday afternoon and 1 of the managers acts like he does on the side, then that managers parents follow suit, is that acceptable? Not for me, regardless of where the games being played.
I’m not saying we should all be wall flowers and just shout hoorah for goals but he doesn’t follow the code of sportsmanship, he’s all smiles when they win but like Negan (walking dead) he’s just a word away from flipping, which brings us to lose or draw, it’s always someone else’s fault, ref, var, dirty team/tactics blah blah never we were beaten fair and square or good game but they just had the edge etc.
Its happened to Jose, now Pep is under pressure and getting salty with the media picking it up, it will only be a matter of time before they see through Klopp.
I know you’ll say they are winners but so is every sports person but what makes a great sports person is how they portray themselves win, lose or draw, the Hodgson’s, Dyche and the likes whilst no where near as successful as these are all still winners and arguably have tougher jobs, they all have a moan but also put their hands up, those 3 can’t and act like they are above.