Jamie Carragher launches scathing attack on Fulham's director of football
'Shut your mouth, get on with it'
Fulham suffered their third loss in three games since returning to the Premier League on Monday night, as Aston Villa effectively put the game to bed before half-time without getting out of first gear.
The goals came far too easily for Villa, who only just survived last season, while Fulham looked like a a team in desperate need of some new defenders - just not as many as last time.
Following the game, Fulham's director of football and son of the owner, Tony Khan, felt the need to address the embarrassing defeat on Twitter and engage with fans' concerns.
"I apologise to Fulham supporters for our performance tonight," he tweeted.
"We’ve looked to add centre-backs since Wembley, I’m sorry we haven’t yet as 2 got COVID + we lost a Free we thought was close + had another issue with a 4th CB. I promise players in + better efforts from this squad."
I apologize to @FulhamFC supporters for our performance tonight. We’ve looked to add centre-backs since Wembley, I’m sorry we haven’t yet as 2 got COVID + we lost a Free we thought was close + had another issue with a 4th CB. I promise players in + better efforts from this squad.
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) September 28, 2020
He continued in a second, threaded tweet:
"I should + will apologise repeatedly for that performance. I’m sorry everybody. We all need to do a better job. Everyone at the club for the past year worked really hard to get the team up, & now we need to work significantly harder to stay up. I promise better efforts than today."
Jamie Carragher was less than impressed, slamming Khan for speaking about these issues publicly, highlighting that he was in charge when Fulham spent £100m+ in 2018 and still went down.
"Clown, getting involved in that," Carragher said on Monday Night Football.
"The performance was that bad we were actually laughing at some of the defending.
"Fulham are going down, I've never been more certain about anything in my life. They need to buy two, maybe three, four defenders."
Speaking more specifically about the tweets, Carragher said "It never works, that. It always ends in tears."
"What would Scott Parker think about that? What do those lads who are playing at the back think about that, who have maybe got to play midweek, got to play at the weekend?
"Just shut your mouth, get on with it, keep your head down."
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