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Sam Allardyce Hits Out At Jurgen Klopp Over Controversial Tackle

Conor Neville
By Conor Neville
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It is perhaps the most damning charge one can hear in the hardy world of club Gaelic football. But it is not usually part of the modern football manager's vocabulary. But then Sam Allardyce harks back to an older time. He wears the dinosaur label on his sleeve.

Klopp's very fashionability was always likely to raise the hackles of the hipster's bete noire. It was inevitable that Klopp and Allardyce would cross swords on the touchline.


The row had familiar roots. Klopp objected to Jeremain Lens rather vigorous tackle on Mamadou Sakho. Klopp's said he didn't want to be demanding red cards but said that the tackle was very dangerous and his staff were emotional.

In response, Allardyce fell back on a term of abuse cherished by old timers. Klopp was 'soft'. A 'soft German' to be precise.

He’s a soft German if that’s a red card. It’s a yellow, a foul.

There was some foul and abusive language towards my staff that I didn’t like. After the end, it was alright though, because we all shook hands and got on with it, which is what you’ve got to do.

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