Gordon Strachan has likened recent public criticism he’s received to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, in comments that are sure to offend Christians. The Scot was censured by Sky Sports over the weekend for equating the terrace heckling of sexual offenders with racist abuse.
“They’ve done me worse than Christ,” Strachan told Soccer on Sunday. “The boy Jesus went through a lot — take nothing away from the lad. But with respect, the abuse I’ve received since Saturday makes that bible stuff seem like a walk in the highlands with a nice pint of frothy, ice-cold haggis juice.”
“It’s not right,” said Strachan. “I’ll probably get myself in trouble with the PC brigade for this, but these whingey leftie-pinko liberals are all cunts.”
“Am I a latter day Christ?” added the former Scotland manager. “That’s not for me to say.”
Paul Scholes insists that criticism of Strachan is motivated by racism.
“Let’s call it what it is,” the former midfielder told Soccer on Sunday. “Would there be this outcry if Gordon was blonde or brunette, or bald as a whore’s flange? I don’t think so. A man should be judged by the content of his character — not the rustiness of his scalp, eyebrows, neck, chest, arse and groin.”
“We gingers are a proud species,” added Scholes. “All we want is to live in peace among the humans, but the bigotry makes it hard at times.”