Flintoff aims amusing dig at Aston Villa man for fashion sense
By Danny Wright
England cricket legend Andrew Flintoff has aimed an amusing dig at the way Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce dresses.
Flintoff, along with former Birmingham midfielder Robbie Savage, were delivering their thoughts on the way that certain managers dress and the ex-cricket star didn’t hold back in his assessment of the Villa man by telling him to “just put a suit on”.
Bruce, 56, usually dons a claret and blue tracksuit, but that hasn’t gone down well with Flintoff.
“If I was a company sponsoring a football club that Steve Bruce was the manager of, and you spend all that money on marketing your kits and your tracksuits, and designing it,” said Flintoff in a video on BBC 5 Live Sport’s official Twitter account.
“I’d say ‘Steve, does us a favour don’t put one on, don’t stand on the touchline in one of our tracksuits. We like you, we think you’re a lovely bloke but you’re doing the brand no [good].
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“Just put a suit on or something.”
— BBC 5 live Sport (@5liveSport) May 31, 2017
Flintoff is a known supporter of Manchester City and went on to give a positive review as to how Roberto Mancini used to dress before slating West Brom boss Tony Pulis for his infamous cap and white trainers look.
Bruce has been in charge at Villa Park since October following the dismissal of Roberto Di Matteo after the Italian endured a poor start to unfamiliar life in the Championship.
Villa almost had a battle with relegation on their hands before Bruce managed to iron out the creases in his side as they went on to secure a mid-table finish.
The former Manchester United defender has been in charge of several English clubs with varying degrees of success before winding up with Aston Villa.
He began his management career at Sheffield United and has since had stints at Villa’s local rivals Birmingham, Wigan, Sunderland and Hull.
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