Soccer: Training & Press Conference - England MAR 31

What was Darren Bent thinking?

I wrote a blog a few months ago suggesting some of the more comical (and fictional) ways Twitter could have been used to report recent footballing events. I never thought it would be used in such a childish way in real life (though maybe I have underestimated the thought processes of modern day footballers?)

For Darren Bent the source of his annoyance was his protracted move from Spurs to Sunderland. To be fair it has dragged on, and it can’t have helped his mood when he was pulled off a plane bound for China for a pre-season tour at the last minute only for the transfer to grind to a halt yet again.

Spurs claim the delay is because they want to reclaim as much of the colossal £16.5 million they paid for him as possible (stop laughing, they haven’t learnt though, they have just spent £10 million on Peter Crouch) Sunderland boss Steve Bruce says he has been working at the transfer for weeks and is ready to pull out of the move altogether after becoming tired of Spurs’ procrastinating.

But instead of asking his agent or phoning the club Bent, under the name db10thetruth, decided to post:

“Seriously getting p***** off now”


“Why can’t anything be simple. It’s so frustrating hanging round doing jack s***.”

There’s more:

“Sunderland are not the problem in the slightest,”

This is the funniest one:

“Do I wanna go Hull City NO. Do I wanna go stoke NO do I wanna go sunderland YES so stop f****** around levy.”

What did he expect to happen – The club to hurry around and get things done quickly just because he wasn’t happy? Or didn’t Bent realise the WHOLE WORLD can read what he was posting?

Spurs have responded, saying they will deal with the matter internally (they will really want to get rid of him now) and ensuring all social networking accounts are registered with the club and that staff can have access to them.

This is the typical reaction of a football club. Modern day players can no longer be trusted to prevent their over-inflated egos from causing trouble so they have to \’get a man in’ to watch over them and, if necessary, do things for them.

To quote a rather annoyed sounding Alan Partridge:   “you people.”

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