I’ve written quite a few times here of my hatred for Colin Wanker. The man is a disgrace.
I haven’t written of my dislike for another distinctly unappealing idiot, El-Hadji Diouf, previously though as he has done very little in the lifetime of this blog to warrant a 500 word character assassination comment.
He is also a disgrace however and the only memorable moments of his vastly over-hyped football career in England and Scotland have been a succession of brawls and frankly gross spitting incidents. The man is a thug and an arsehole, and if it wasn’t for his propensity for frequently sociopathic behaviour he would be little more than a footnote in British footballing history.
Probably the least glorious Dioufy moment was the incident in 2011 when he allegedly (allegedly in the sense that that Monday allegedly follows Sunday) taunted QPR midfielder Jamie Mackie as he was stretchered off with a broken leg. This led QPR’s manager, who at the time was Colin, to wax not very lyrical on Diouf:
‘The lads were furious with El-Hadji Diouf; he (Mackie) had broken his leg and he is calling him all sorts on the pitch.
‘There was no need to put the finger up and call him a disgrace and even the Blackburn people were embarrassed.
‘I can’t abide people like that, I don’t know why he wants to take on the world every week.
‘For many years I have thought he (Diouf) was the gutter type – I was going to call him a sewer rat but that might be insulting to sewer rats.
‘I think he is the lowest of the low and I can’t see him being at Blackburn much longer because I can’t see Steve Kean putting up with someone like that in the dressing room when he is trying to form a new image for Blackburn.
Not terribly pithy and coming from Colin a pretty serious case of the pot calling the kettle black (we’re getting that a lot lately aren’t we?) but the description isn’t one that here at the Mambo we would particularly take issue with.
Diouf was having none of it however. A fairly lame denial followed, which in turn was followed by a deathly silence from his club, Blackburn Rovers, when they would normally be expected to at least go through the motions of defending him. He also had this to say about Colin, interestingly:
‘I am not disappointed with what Warnock said. Who is Warnock? He is nothing to me. He is not Alex Ferguson, he is not Arsene Wenger, he is not Sam Allardyce or an important manager.’
(Spot the odd one out in the three ‘important’ managers?)
Not really relevant to the accusation that he abused a player who had just broken his leg in two places of course, but true I suppose. Again, if it wasn’t for Warnock’s propensity for the sociopathic he would also be a mere footnote in the aforementioned football history books.
Would one be safe in assuming that these two disliked each other? Sufficiently to never be at the same club?
You’d think so wouldn’t you.
But you’re a damn fool.
Colin is the current Leeds manager and following a brief trial (not in the legal sense, sadly) has just signed Diouf. The move is being described as ‘controversial’, which is a slight understatement methinks.
For a moment I paused when I read about this. I mean, if the two dislike each other as much as they have both previously claimed then how can it have happened? Is ‘sewer rat’ a more ambiguous description than I had thought? Is Diouf really willing to swallow his ego pride and work for a man he has publicly stated is a liar? Surely such a formidable talent wished to work for an ‘important’ manager? Surely they wouldn’t act in such an unprincipled, hypocritical fashion?
But then I remembered. I can’t believe I’d forgotten actually.
We’re talking about two Class-A, malignant tossers aren’t we. Two people for whom any moral considerations are of no consequence when making their choices. Who will say and do anything for short-term advantage (in particular Warnock). Two people who appear to lack any kind of moral compass and are utterly shameless and without scruple (again in particular Warnock).
Warnock complained about Diouf goading an injured player but he has sent his teams out with the deliberate aim of maiming his opponents throughout his career. And I’m quite sure if Diouf had been playing for him at the time of the Mackie farrago he would have defended him in any case.
As for Diouf, he is just a nasty, mercenary little prick.
I’ll be interested to hear Warnock’s attempts to defend his decision to sign Diouf. He is sufficiently egomaniacal to try and brazen it out I’m sure. 2-1 he starts going on about ‘football people’. Or maybe he’ll just blame the referee.
So, Ken Bates, Colin Wanker and El-Hadji Diouf are now all together at one football club. All the human shit in the Championship has come together to form one über-turd. I pity Leeds fans, I really do, and I can’t believe I would ever have had cause to say that.
All they need now is Ridsdale to make a comeback……