The bloke with a lopsided pubic pineapple on his head, Jamie Sanderson of The Metro isn’t very good at his job. Mind you, to land a gig at Metro, that almost certainly wouldn’t stand against you. In fact, it’d be a plus. As we know.
Here’s The Metro’s headline from this morning c&p’d from the Tottenham News Now feed:
Villas-Boas: I nearly quit Spurs for PSGMetro.co.uk08:55
The tale spiraled, with many 5th rate blogs, sites etc being too lazy to search for the original quotes. The words “according to The Metro” was the easy route. Did they know they were knackered? Obviously. Or this evening they wouldn’t have attempted to partially close the door by ‘tweaking’ their original headline to:
I could have quit Tottenham for PSG this summer
Here’s what actually AVB said:
Que le PSG m’ait approché a été rendu public. Mais je voulais rester une deuxième année à Tottenham, en m’appuyant sur le travail de la saison passée, faire deux saisons d’affilée dans le même club pour la première fois de ma carrière. Nous ne sommes jamais arrivés à ce stade.”
Even SSN managed to translate it with a courtesy toward the intent, the truth. EVEN SSN! Here is a decent translation:
What PSG has approached me was released. But I wanted to stay a second year in Tottenham, relying on the work of last season, making two consecutive seasons in the same club for the first time my career.
He added that there was no written offer from PSG:
We never got to that stage.”
One can only imagine the sweaty phone call that triggered the amendment.
Jamie Sanderson: Alright mate, it’s Jamie
The Metro: Who?
JS: Jamie Sanderson
TM: Nah sorry, don’t know the…
JS: Sport Reporter. Working across Metro’s online, mobile, print and tablet editions, covering the sporting moments that grip the nation.
TM: You that bloke with a lopsided pubic pineapple on his head, used to be an Arsenal blogger?
JS: Look, well, er… yes.
TM: Yeah, hang on, putting you through…