Thursday, October 16, 2008

Thank Goodness Frank Wren isn't Argentine

I shudder to think what the ESPN outrage machine would do with an American owner or GM saying something like this:

Bill Shankly once said football was much more than a matter of life and death, but the president of Argentinian Primera DivisiĆ³n side Rosario Central is not convinced. Horacio Usandizaga last week threatened to kill his players if the team are relegated.

Usandizaga, who is also a politician, was unwittingly caught on film earlier this month as he vented his spleen in front of the club's supporters. "Central are going to get out of this situation," he said. "We are going to move forward. We are going to kill the players, coaching staff and anyone else."

I can't imagine that Usandizaga's rant will do much for Rosario Central's ability to attract talent in the transfer market, but then again, how attractive could a club be when its nickname is the Scoundrels?

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