Rob Beasley v Andy Goldstein: football pundits at war
IN recent days the Sun has brought us “Boorish football needs to get the Olympic message” (Steven Howard), “Our Olympic heroes have humiliated arrogant footballers” (Hunter Davies) and “How vile football is back”, by Rob Beasley, who goes on TalkSport to debate his stance with the excellent Hawksbee and Jacobs. Only Hawksbee is away and the god-awful renegade health-club DJ Andy Goldstein is standing in for him. It does not go well.
One of Beasley’s complaints is that the media hypes stories to trigger readers feedback (see out headline about a “war”) and that fans in the stands “eff and blind”. Goldstein then oversteps the mark: