Wednesday 22 November 2017

Video: Fan asks former Leicester manager Nigel Pearson if he is an ostrich

Tom Edwards

A video has turned up on the internet of a fan asking Nigel Pearson if he is an ostrich. Of course it has.

Pearson became the subject of a bizarre media storm in April when he asked a journalist whether he was an ostrich, then followed up with questions about whether he was flexible enough to get his 'head in the sand'.

He then asserted: 'I am, you're not.'

Pearson has since been sacked by Leicester, despite leading them to an unlikely Premier League recovery, but still hasn't managed to get away from his now-infamous catchphrase.

The rant wasn't the first time Pearson had courted controversy in a topsy-turvy league season at Leicester.

He was heard swearing at a journalist at another press conference, and was captured on camera holding down Crystal Palace's James McArthur on the touchline.

On top of all that, he also launched a foul-mouthed tirade at his own fans when faced with criticism from the stands.

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