Saturday 25 November 2017

Michael Chopra risks ire of Blackpool boss Paul Ince after blasting club's training methods on Twitter

Michael Chopra's tweet from this morning, which he later deleted
Michael Chopra's tweet from this morning, which he later deleted

Luke Edwards

Michael Chopra faces an uncertain future at Blackpool after he took to Twitter to criticise manager Paul Ince and the club’s training methods.

Chopra has only started four games since moving to the seaside town from Ipswich in the summer and is yet to score a goal, despite making another 13 appearances as a substitute.

It is unclear whether the former Newcastle United, Cardiff City and Sunderland centre-forward had been told to come in for extra training on Tuesday by Ince as some sort of punishment, but the 30-year-old was unimpressed when he got there.

He tweeted: “F****** joke this came into training only 6 f****** players here then find out the fitness coach taken (sic) the football session #joke.”

The tweet was quickly deleted from Chopra’s account, while attempts to contact Ince and the club for a response this morning have so far failed.

Blackpool fans are also unlikely to be impressed by Chopra’s behaviour given his poor form for the club.

Although a regular goalscorer in the Championship throughout his career, Chopra has not lived up to that billing at Blackpool, with some supporters questioning his fitness on social media sites.

Chopra has only made headlines this season when he appeared as a witness in court during a drug’s trial and revealed he is recovering from a gambling addiction that began when he was a teenager at Newcastle.

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