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Video: Nigel Pearson's Behaviour Would Almost Make You Wish Relegation On Leicester

By PJ Browne
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With four games remaining, and the team below them having a game in hand, Leicester are teetering on the brink of relegation from the Premier League. Nigel Pearson's side went down 3-1 to champions elect Chelsea on Wednesday evening despite taking a lead into the break.

Not for the first time this season, the pressure seems to be getting to the manager. During the post-match press conference he spoke about criticism which he felt his players had been receiving for the last six months. A reporter then asked him for specific examples of this negative press.


The subsequent 120 or so seconds may have united every football fan against Leicester.

Have you been on Holiday for six months? Have you been away for six months? I think you must have been either head in the clouds, away on holiday or reporting on a different team because if you don't know the answer to that question, then I think your question is absolutely...unbelievable. The fact that you don't understand where I'm coming from, if you don't know the answer to that question then I think you are an ostrich. Well 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. I can, you can't.

Listen, you've been here often enough, for you to ask that question, I think you're either being very, very silly or you're being absolutely stupid - one of the two. Because for you to ask that question, I'm sorry son but you are daft.

The reporter then stated that he was unable to recall what the manager was referencing. Pearson was adamant.


No, you're wrong. You've been in here and I know you have. So don't give that crap with me. Please, don't give that crap with me. Now, I'll smile at you because I can afford to smile at you. Do you want to ask a different question or do you want to ask it differently. Go on, go on, ask it or are you not capable.

Pearson then leapt on a hesitant reply from the media member and before walking out of the press conference labelled him stupid.

You don't know what...ummmm... Well you must be very stupid.

Despite the chiding, the reporter in question, Ian Baker, is enjoying his fame.

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