Following on from the recent ‘space monkey’ row, England manager Roy Hodgson has found himself in further controversy after reportedly referring to two German players as ‘Benders’ during Tuesday’s friendly.
‘I got a phone call from a source in the England dressing room saying that during his half time team talk Roy had instructed players to “get closer to the Benders” and not to give them any time on the ball.’ said Gordon Smart, editor of the Scottish Sun who broke the story, ‘I can’t believe that he would use blatantly homophobic language like this and it seems he has learned nothing from recent events.’
‘It wasn’t just an isolated incident either, he apparently repeatedly referred to two players in particular as “Bender”. My source was shocked by this and I have a duty to report it. He claimed the space monkey row was a joke taken out of context, well I’d like to see how he explains this one.’