Earlier today an article was published in the Sun newspaper, reporting a supposed affair between Sheffield Wednesday manager and otherwise admirer of Leeds fans, Dave Jones, and Netball player / coach, Sara-Louise Hale.
When Dave Jones brings his Sheffield Wednesday side (if he's still in charge) to Elland Road in six weeks time, prior to the emergence of such vile behaviour from Mr.Jones, he would have bound to have received a loving reception. Rumours that some of Leeds' 'vile animals' fans were even going so far to have ordered bouquets of flowers for Dave, were surfacing online.
What was it Dave Jones branded Leeds fans as, after the 1-1 draw at Hillsborough earlier this season? 'Lovely gentlemen' was it? Oh wait 'vile animals' that's the one. But surely Dave was only referring to a minority right? Nope. In his Sky Sports interview after the match, the exact quote from Jones was "Vile
animals, and that's what they are, all of them."
Jones also went onto to explain how chanting about his history in court or Jimmy Savile, was a form of racism. 'Racism: hatred or intolerance of another race or other races'. I hate to undermine you Dave, but I don't think you're perception is correct. But you're a football manager, not a linguist so we'll forgive you, especially as you're doing such a great job at the moment, where is it you're team are in the table? 1st, 2nd?... No!? Oh well, look on the Brightside, at least you don't have to worry about relegation ey? Ah. Well this is awkward.
But put it this way Dave, it could be more awkward, I mean imagine if thousands of Leeds fans already had an excuse to give you a bit of grief, then to make it worse something else became public knowledge, I don't know, something unrealistic like a national newspaper publishing a story about you cheating on your wife, don't worry though Dave, I can't see that happening in a million yea..... Oh no Dave you haven't? Christ, you really aren't helping yourself.
But don't worry Dave, us vile animals are very forgiving, I'm sure roughly 30,000 fans will be delighted to see you emerge from the Elland Road tunnel in six weeks time. Until then, you just take it easy, why not treat the wife? Take her to the theatre, or if that's not to your fancy, I've heard the netball's nice?