BBC pundit Tam McManus is out of life with a brutal remark he made about Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack.
It all stems from Jack being upset about a challenge from Motherwell’s Cedric Kipre which put him out of action for six months and ended his season.
Jack said, as reported by the Daily Record, that he thought the challenge was ‘deliberate’.
However, McManus responded to this with a furious salvo on his personal Twitter account, where he claimed that Jack can’t ‘cry’ when he is on the receiving end of a poor challenge.
His tackle on Stevie May was far worse IMO. Dish it out you need to be able to take it back you don’t cry when you cop one.
Pot. Kettle. Black https://t.co/eYL2rMiAZ7
— Tam McManus (@The_Tman10) June 26, 2018
McManus’ comments are like something out of the 1980s, you can’t play football like that anymore, just putting the boot into people.
His comments about Jack not being able to complain about the challenge are similarly silly, surely a player – no matter his reputation – has a right to be livid after being on the receiving end of a challenge that has put him out of action for over six months?
It is disheartening that a pundit feels like the game is all about ‘reducers’ and industrial challenges in the year 2018.
Football should be doing all it can to make sure that challenges like Kipre’s have no place in the game, and Jack was well within his rights to complain long and loud about the tackle which ended his season just as it was getting going.
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