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Ukraine Coach Challenges Journalist During Presser: “Let’s go Outside and Have a Man Conversation”

Following The Ukraine’s 1-0 loss to England in Euro 2012, The Ukranian coach, Oleg Blokhin, was in foul mood and it showed during the post game press conference. You could sense the coach’s blood boiling and finally it boiled over when he responded to a journalist with:

“Let’s go outside and have a man conversation.

“Have you ever played? You write what you like. You don’t like my team or me.

“I understand you are a journalist. You should respect me.”

The incident occurs around the 50 second mark of the video:

If you understand the background it makes the outburst seem ‘slightly’ more understandable. Wayne Rooney, who had just returned from suspension, scored on a header in the 48th minute to give England a 1-0 lead over Ukraine. Adding to Ukraine’s frustrations, they appeared to have tied up the game in the 62nd minute when a shot by Marko Devic seemed to cross the goal-line before it was cleared by John Terry. The refs missed the call, though screenshots and replays showed the ball had fully passed the line.  A few questions regarding the refs missed call were what started to get Oleg going, and eventually he lost his temper.

Here was Oleg’s instant reaction following the goal which was unallowed:


Apparently this isn’t the first time that Oleg has had anger management issues with journalists:

H/T Sky Sports