Paris Saint-Germain players can’t even enjoy a night out watching basketball without being ridiculed.
On Friday night, Mauro Icardi, Layvin Kurzawa, Kylian Mbappé, Neymar Jr., Thiago Silva, and Marco Verratti attended the NBA in Paris game between the Charlotte Hornets and Milwaukee Bucks.
By all accounts, it was a great game enjoyed by the PSG stars. Mbappé and Neymar even had the opportunity to meet some of the players after the game.
However, not everyone was prepared to let the players enjoy their night out without throwing an insult their way via social media.
The admin who runs the SiriusXM FC account thought they would be clever and posted a photo of the PSG players sitting courtside and asked, “What would be the name of this boy band?”
That’s where the bloviating Rodney Marsh comes in. The 75-year-old former Queens Park Rangers, Manchester City, and Tampa Bay Rowdies player hosts a show with auld onion bag Tommy Smyth on SiriusXM FC appropriately called the “Grumpy Pundits.” Don’t bother looking for it. It’s not worth it.
So, what would Marsh call a group of young footballers from diverse backgrounds enjoying a basketball game? Well, have a look for yourself:
>The Greedy Bastards ? https://t.co/p86GlOblYL
— Rodney Marsh (@RodneyMarsh10) January 24, 2020
That’s right, “Greedy Bastards.” I can only assume he’s primarily targeting Neymar but I’m sure Marsh would tell you that anyone who plays for Paris Saint-Germain is only there for the money and thus, is a “greedy bastard” and not a real footballer who plays for the love of the game like so many in England [insert eye roll].
This isn’t the first time Marsh has said something cringe-worthy. In 2005, he was sacked by Sky Sports after he made a “tasteless joke” after the Asian tsunami disaster. It was one of the worst natural disasters in history and Marsh thought it would make good joke material.
Clearly, Marsh doesn’t have sound judgment when it comes to being critical on radio and social media. Unfortunately, he speaks to a specific audience who love to pile on PSG at every opportunity. The only way to shut them up is for PSG to win the UEFA Champions League.
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