LMA chief Richard Bevan, who helped Kevin Keegan during his unsuccessful negotiations with Newcastle recently, has said the X-rated rant of Newcastle United manager Joe Kinnear last Thursday, is unacceptable.
Joe Kinnear – X-rated outburst unacceptable
Kinnear swore 53 times during a taped press conference last Thursday as he attacked one or two of the journalists present, and in particular Simon Bird of the Daily Mirror.
Of course the outburst is now all over the internet, leaving Kinnear facing a charge of bringing the game into disrepute.
The LMA chief Richard Bevan said yesterday:
“Whether it’s a manager, owner or even supporter, such heavy use of language is unacceptable when in a public arena.”
The Daily Mail is reporting today that a precedent was set earlier this year, when the Sheffield Wednesday chairman, Dave Allen, was found guilty after swearing at a press conference.
Kinnear has even refused to apologize for the incident, and we’ll have to wait for the verdict on this, but we expect it to be a fine, with no more suspensions, hopefully.