IN AN age when pundits seem increasingly reluctant to clamber off the fence, Graeme Souness’ take on the Carlos Tevez situation this week was refreshing.
While fellow Sky Sports panellists Mark Hughes and Dwight Yorke attempted to defend the indefensible, the former Liverpool boss gave the Manchester City striker both barrels after his refusal to come off the bench against Bayern Munich.
“He is one bad apple,” Souness raged. “Why would a player not want to go on to help his team-mates out? How selfish can you get? How petulant can you get?
“He’ll be whispering in other people’s ears causing the manager problems. He’s a disgrace to football.
“Tevez epitomises what the man in the street thinks is wrong with modern football players.”
Hughes’ pathetic response as he tried to justify why a £200,000 a week footballer might not fancy coming off the bench in a Champions League game was hardly surprising considering he shares the same advisor, Kia Joorabchian, as Tevez.
Souness may not have been a success in the Anfield dugout but when it comes to punditry he takes some beating.