"Typical Germans": Sir Alex Ferguson In Hot Water Over Comment
Sir Alex Ferguson's Sharp Tongue
The coach of Manchester United Sir Alex Ferguson is finding himself in hot water over a comment he made after his team lost to Bayern Munich on Wednesday. Ferguson was fuming over referee's decision to red card Manchester's right-back Rafael da Silva in the second half. Da Silva was sent off after his tackle on Bayern's Franck Ribery. The coach said the referee appeared to be pressured when Bayern players surrounded him after the tackle. Ferguson insists the game would go in a different direction if his team was not forced to play with ten men on the pitch.
But, what raised many people's eyebrows is the comment that Ferguson made about da Silva's elimination. Man United coach said, "young boy, bit of inexperience. They got him sent off. Everyone sprinted towards the referee -- typical Germans. You cannot dispute that, they are like that."
Overall, Ferguson said his team played well, but was "very unlucky."
Bayern Munich lost the game, drew 4-4 on aggregate, but advanced on away goals. The deciding goal came from Bayern winger Arjen Robben, advancing the team into the semi-finals of the Champions League where Bayern will meet Lyon FC. No English team advanced into semi-finals for the first time since 2003.
Manchester United coach has a reputation for his straight-forwardness and sharp tongue.
Here are some of his most famous quotes:
--"When an Italian says it's pasta I check under the sauce to make sure. They are innovators of the smokescreen."
--"You can't applaud a referee."
--“I am such a bloody talented guy. I might go into painting or something like that.” (on life after management.)