BBC pundit Tam McManus has taken aim at Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack, after Jack made comments about his season ending injury.
The Gers midfielder claimed, as reported by the Daily Record, that Mothewell’s Cedric Kipre had deliberately injured him in a challenge that put the Gers man out of action for six months.
This has prompted a furious reaction from McManus on his personal Twitter account.
He claimed that another challenge by Kipre on Aberdeen’s Stevie May was far worse, and that Jack should “Dish it out you need to be able to take it back you don’t cry when you cop one”.
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
Jack has only just returned to fitness after the challenge from Kipre which lead to a knee operation.
Football Insider verdict
These comments from Tam McManus aren’t likely to mend the fences between Rangers and BBC Scotland any time soon, for a start. McManus’ point seems to be quite odd, as he seems to be upset at Ryan Jack for being upset that his season was ended by a crude challenge. The part about Stevie May is especially odd, as May didn’t suffer a season ending injury as as result of his challenge from Cedric Kipre. McManus also seems to imply that Jack also puts in his share of dangerous challenges, he has done his fair share of aggressive challenges in the past it is true, but that doesn’t mean Jack doesn’t have the right to be angry when he is out injured for months because of a dreadful tackle. It seems that people will never agree about bad challenges, and these comments from McManus will only add to that, as they seem a tad ill-advised.
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