Andy Delort is at it again.
The Montpellier HSC striker created quite a stir earlier this month after a 3-1 loss to Paris Saint-Germain. Delort confronted Neymar in the tunnel after the game ended and essentially told Neymar he needed to respect everyone on the pitch.
— Canal Football Club (@CanalFootClub) December 7, 2019
Delort’s manager, Michel Der Zakarian, backed up his player and said that Neymar’s skills on the ball are what provokes defenders to kick him. He apparently took issue with Neymar “winding up” his players with the game already decided.
I tell you all of this because the latest comments from Delort wouldn’t make sense otherwise.
Delort is the chosen Christmas guest of France Football and in the entertaining interview, the Frenchman is asked if he would like to give Neymar a gift. This is what he said:
“Well, yes, come on, I would buy him the book ‘Respect for Dummies’ by carting it. It made a buzz this story! But now it’s over, there was nothing nasty.”
It doesn’t escape me that this is a joke, but Delort doubling down on his criticism is laughable and not in a good way.
According to Midi Libre, via Get French Football News, Delort was arrested in 2018 for allegedly being involved in a car chase and insulting a police officer. Delort is reported to have said to the officer, “I don’t give a ****, I earn €150K a month.”
When this is in your very recent history, you probably shouldn’t be lecturing anyone about respect even in a joking manner.
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