Nigel Pearson ostrich rant: The best memes after the Leicester manager's extraordinary outburst
Published 30/04/2015 | 11:18
Leicester manager Nigel Pearson offered the best managerial rant of the season last night after his team lost 3-1 to Chelsea, after launched an attack on reporter Ian Baker, asking him whether he was "an ostrich" if his head was "flexible enough to get in the sand".
After Pearson spoke of “the amount of criticism and negativity [his players] have had to endure over the course of the season”, Baker asked him to specify what criticism and the following extraordinary exchange ensued in which Pearson repeatedly belittled the journalist.
What criticism are you talking about?
Have you been on holiday for six months? Have you been away for six months?
I am not quite sure what specific criticism you are referring to?
I think you must have been either head in the clouds or away on holiday or reporting on a different team because if you don’t know the answer to that question your question is absolutely unbelievable the fact you do not understand where I am coming from. If you don’t know the answer to that question then I think you are an ostrich. Your head must be in the sand. Is your head in the sand? Are you flexible enough to get your head in the sand? My suspicion would be no.
Pearson is holding another press conference today, reporters beware.
The best memes
Nigel Pearson: "Who here has heard of Eric Hitchmo, from the Coventry Conference? Yeah? Say yes then..." pic.twitter.com/Riegh2osQa— Rob Doolan (@ChiefDelilah) April 30, 2015
@martin_crowson Is he going to ask us all to do that on Saturday? Might have to do a pre-presser warm-up— mark smith (@markismith50) April 29, 2015
If getting called an ostrich by Nigel Pearson is not a career highlight i don't know what is.— Ian Baker (@ianbakersport) April 29, 2015