Fans react with anger to Roy Hodgson's 'rude' and 'disgraceful' farewell press conference
Roy Hodgson cut a forlorn figure immediately following England's embarrassing defeat to Iceland on Monday night. It may have been a shambles of a performance, but his broken demeanour had many feeling rather sorry for him - even whilst acknowledging he'd been a failure.
But on Tuesday afternoon, a very different Roy was on show. He was abrupt, visibly annoyed and well...sulking. It was obvious that he was only there due to his contractual obligations, and made his irritation abundantly clear.
"I don't really know what I'm doing here," he complained. "I thought my statement last night was sufficient. I'm no longer the England manager - my time has been and gone."
"I suppose someone has to stand and take the slings and arrows that come with it [the defeat to Iceland]."
He added a barbed reference to his detractors in the media, with the clear suggestion that 'football men' would have a level of understanding and empathy for his plight.
"I think anybody who's out there, who knows anything about football - who's even played the game of football - will have some idea of how I feel today."
— Sky News (@SkyNews) June 28, 2016
Suffice to say, his moody performance didn't go down very well with journalists and fans alike...
I thought Hodgson was a harmless buffoon but he is a very sour despicable man - how dare they want answers, let them eat cake
— Alex Harrington (@aharry79) June 28, 2016
Hodgson was highest paid manager at euros & won't even answer any questions on that crap, man of honour my arse , fucking disgrace.
— Mark ™ (@Bossdonerkebab) June 28, 2016
Hodgson again stresses he doesn't want to be here - all a bit uncomfortable.
— Phil McNulty (@philmcnulty) June 28, 2016
Unbelievable amount of disrespect being shown by Hodgson, what's with his attitude all of a sudden? He really couldn't give a shit could he.
— Jack Steves (@JackSteves) June 28, 2016
Roy Hodgson you cheeky bastard
— aidan day (@Aidan_Day) June 28, 2016
Hodgson: 'I don't really know what I'm doing here.' Finally.
— Mike Keegan (@MikeKeegan_DM) June 28, 2016
Hodgson has never taken accountability for anything and always blames others.
I'm glad the mask has finally slipped in front of the nation
— Dan Kennett (@DanKennett) June 28, 2016
Roy just fuck off lad thinking we're all feeling sorry for u, your a shite manager who conned his way into the job #England
— Ben B (@BenB_2020) June 28, 2016