Marca’s cover morphs Sir Alex into the Franco of Manchester
Man Utd boss Sir Alex Ferguson came off the sidelines accusing Sepp Blatter, FIFA’s president for acting like an African despot and then lambasting Ramon Calderon, Real Madrid’s president for behaving as if the club were still run by Generalissimo Francisco Franco.
“I think Sepp Blatter is in danger or has reached a point now where he is being mocked within the game,” Ferguson said of the 72-year-old Blatter. “Whether he is getting too old I don’t know but these things can happen to people in power. Look at some of the despots in Africa.
“The endgame was to get Ronaldo. What made it really obscene was that Madrid, as General Franco’s club, had a history of being able to get whomever and whatever they wanted before democracy came to Spain.”
Today Calderon fired back at Sir Alex calling him “a bit senile”
Calderon has since claimed Madrid’s pursuit of the winger is over “forever”, and in response to Ferguson’s comments, told Marca: “I won’t waste time answering him. I admire his history but recently he has gone a bit senile.”
We have a war of words swirling in soccer and politics in these last days invoking fear and besmirching character.
Talk about smear tactics. John McCain should have hired Sir Alex and Ramon Calderon to run his campaign. Steve Schmidt has nothing on these two gentlemen.