Saturday 23 September 2017

'You have to laugh at yourself' - Leicester boss Nigel Pearson reveals players ate ostrich burgers following media outburst

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson
Leicester manager Nigel Pearson

Controversial Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has confirmed that his players poked fun at his recent outburst by eating ostrich burgers at the club training ground this week.

On Saturday the club registered a resounding 3-0 win over hapless Newcastle United to continue their recent strong run of results to put the focus of attention back to matters on the pitch following Pearson's bizarre post-match rant following the defeat to Chelsea.

The 51-year-old caused headlines when he called reporter Ian Baker an 'ostrich' before accusing him of 'burying his head in the sand' over criticism of his players.

Pearson has since apologised for the comments and revealed that his players have since been teasing him about the episode, including a special menu in the lead-up to the crunch game with the Magpies.

When asked if the saga has been discussed behind the scenes, Pearson chuckled: “What, apart from having ostrich burgers at the training ground?

“There’s been a bit of banter. You have to be able to laugh at yourself - and allow other people to do that.”

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