Chris Sutton’s disrespectful remark about Sheffield United

Several faces from the footballing community have weighed in on the Tottenham Hotspur and Sheffield United match from last Saturday, with different stances on the time-wasting and refereeing incidents. 

Now Chris Sutton has spoken about the game but in a more disrespectful tone to the Blades.

The former Premier League striker, addressed Sheffield United manager Paul Heckingbottom’s remarks about the officials following their Saturday loss to Spurs:

“Would Paul Heckingbottom have come out and said this if his team won? Absolutely not. I think it was a lot of emotion.

“I think this whole thing is utter nonsense about the goalkeeper. Sheffield United were time-wasting. This isn’t pub football.” [BBC]

Sutton’s remark about the Premier League not being “pub football” is extremely distasteful and it does show the type of snobbery and ignorance that the “lesser” teams experience on a weekly basis. 

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The Blades were well on their way to their first win of the season, and after throwing away all the points in stoppage time at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium they have now conceded four goals very late on in games.

Sheffield United host Newcastle United on Sunday, Eddie Howe’s side are in action away at AC Milan in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.


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