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Why Peter Crouch Is "The Most Hated Man In The History Of Trinidad & Tobago"

Why Peter Crouch Is "The Most Hated Man In The History Of Trinidad & Tobago"
By Mikey Traynor
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Ever since Peter Crouch answered the question "What would you be if you were not a footballer?" with "A vigin", the startlingly tall former Liverpool and Spurs striker has been seen as well liked personality in the game of football.

Peter Crouch is not one of those players who the fans in stadiums around England love to hate, and he could not be described as someone who is particularly unlikable in his home land, but in certain parts of the Caribbean, the exact opposite is true.


Because of this goal against Trinidad & Tobago in the 2006 World Cup.



While the referees and pretty much everyone watching at the time missed, the replays showed that Crouch, despite already being nine foot tall, used defender Brent Sancho's dreadlocks for leverage by pulling on his hair, and Sancho has now revealed to the BBC that the Stoke City striker is probably the most hated man in the history of Trinidad & Tobago.

I think Peter Crouch is probably the most hated Englishman in the history of Trinidad and Tobago because of that goal.

It is folklore here in Trinidad. It is one of those things that anywhere I go, people will always remind me. Everyone has their spin on it - where they were when it happened and their dislike for him.

Sacho, who has gone on to become the minister for sport in the government of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago, said that he has no hard feelings toward Crouch, unlike most of his follow countrymen.

Those things are part of football. I hold no animosities towards Peter - I think he is an absolutely fabulous player. The performance against England, as a Trinbagonian and one of the 11 participants on the field, is something we can always look back at as something that was truly magnificent.

We also just learned that the correct term for someone from Trinidad & Tobago is a "Trinbagonian". So there you go.

via BBC Sport.

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