Worst football post match interviews ever
April 6, 2015 | Filed Under: Blog
“With emotions running high, you can expect all manner of reactions after important matches”
Football is an emotional sport. Hundreds of millions of fans wouldn’t be watching intently or singing, cheering and screaming at stadiums when their favorite team is playing. The fans themselves can be quite atrocious at both showing support and insulting their players when the circumstances are unfavorable. They are the ones that the sport is really all about (apart from the game itself) and our favorite hobby, betting at the outcome (so check X Netent while you are at it). However, in this brief text you won’t be reading about the fans. It is the other side of the coin we are covering here, i.e. the players and the coaches.
They will be the ones doing all the angry rants, menacingly responding to reporters or storming out of a press conference after a question they don’t find amusing. We have made a list complete with a YouTube video as a witness to football’s worst and somewhat funny post-match interviews. Here we go.
- Jose Mourinho
The “Specialist” is well known throughout the football scene and beyond as being an arrogant and quite revengeful person who does not shy from offending everything and anyone he doesn’t like. There are plenty of videos out there where he demonstrates his trade mark “wit” and “pleasant demeanor” though we chose to include this particular one, where he storms out, mid-interview after a match his team Chelsea had won in the European League.
The reasoning is quite apparent – Mourinho wasn’t satisfied with the questions which didn’t concern the match itself but rather the absence of one player from the starting 11.
- Sir Alex Fergusson
The now retired legendary manager of Manchester United, Sir Alex Fergusson was a man well known to the media for having a “short fuse”. He was notorious for going “all out” on players who failed in their responsibilities on the field, with some famous instances like the “shoo throwing incident” involving David Beckham. The video we have here demonstrates Fergusson’s other “passion” – going against reporters who have negative comments for his work and who have reported false news to the public.
In several instances he responds with vengeful intentions like the one where he bans a reporter who was asking a question not on the agenda.
- Louis van Gaal
The current manager of Manchester United is a known and respected strategist who knows how to inspire and remain cool even “under fire”. That is until there is a touchy subject at hand like the one in this particular video.
- Paolo Di Canio
It is interesting how most of the examples we included here are from football manager from the English leagues. In this last video we have the always unpredictable and rant-heavy Paolo Di Canio, one of the most controversial Italian players who later become a coach in England. Here he is giving a passionate “speech” about the reasons why he was sent to the stadium on one of his team’s matches.