'Never been seen before' - Bent reacts to Mourinho's Spurs-Instagram update
Darren Bent has been left fuming after Jose Mourinho took to social media to criticise his Tottenham players after losing to Royal Antwerp.
The former Spurs and England hitman, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, has suggested that a player would be punished had they made a similar post taking aim at their teammates or their manager.
Mourinho posted a photo of himself on his personal Instagram account after the 1-0 loss with a caption saying: “Bad perfomances deserve bad results. Hope everyone in this bus is as upset as I am. Tomorow [Sic] 11 AM training.”
Bent has suggested that there is a sense of double standards from the Spurs boss and that such public statements are “becoming the new norm”.
Bent told Football Insider: “I don’t really like it but I guess that’s kind of the generation we’re living in now, where social media kind of runs everything.
“I don’t really like to see managers do it and I always try and flip it around and think if a player did that and criticised the team of the manager on social media, he’d probably end up getting fined or something.
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“I guess it’s now becoming the new norm, they were very, very poor but it’s a weird one because, especially with that manager, we know he has openly criticised his players before but to do it so publicly on a social media platform, it’s never been seen before now.”
Tottenham, who won their opening Europa League game against LASK, currently sit second in their group behind Antwerp.
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