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Ron Gets Given The Eyebrows

by | 22nd, April 2004

‘BIG Ron Atkinson has been responsible over the years for adding several new phrases to the footballing lexicon.

Big, but not clever

One thinks of ‘a spotter’s badge’, awarded to a player who has performed well; a fierce shot being ‘given the full gun’ and step-overs which are, in Ronglish, ‘lollipops’.

There’s also ‘the big fella’, the ‘little blonde fella’…and the ‘lazy fucking big nigger’.

The Sun reports that the 65-year-old has been forced to quit as an ITV soccer pundit after describing Chelsea defender Marcel Desailly thus after Tuesday night’s Champions’ League game.

His words, which he thought were made off-air, were picked up by a mike and broadcast to fans watching an Arab channel.

They also heard Desailly described as a ‘cheating bum’, Juan Sebastian Veron as a

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