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Thursday 18 December 2014

The most bizarre quotes in sport

<b>When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea.</b>
Eric Cantona tells a bemused news conference
When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea. Eric Cantona tells a bemused news conference
Former England player and manager Kevin Keegan" >
"I don't think there is anybody bigger or smaller than Maradona." Former England player and manager Kevin Keegan
Don King, boxing promoter" >
"He (Julio Cesar Chavez) speaks English, Spanish, and he's bilingual, too." Don King, boxing promoter
Former Aston Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie" >
"I took a whack on my left ankle, but something told me it was my right." Former Aston Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie
Tug McGraw, former Major League Baseball star, asked whether he preferred grass or Astroturf" >
"I dunno. I never smoked any Astroturf." Tug McGraw, former Major League Baseball star, asked whether he preferred grass or Astroturf
American football commentator and former player Joe Theismann" >
"Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein." American football commentator and former player Joe Theismann
Chicago Cubs outfielder Andre Dawson on being a role model" >
"I want all the kids to do what I do, to look up to me. I want all the kids to copulate me." Chicago Cubs outfielder Andre Dawson on being a role model
Former Tottenham and England striker Les Ferdinand" >
"I was surprised, but I always say nothing surprises me in football." Former Tottenham and England striker Les Ferdinand
Charles Shackleford" >
"Left hand, right hand, it doesn't matter. I'm amphibious." Charles Shackleford
Former England manager Sir Bobby Robson" >
"I would have given my right arm to be a pianist." Former England manager Sir Bobby Robson
Formula One commentator Murray Walker" >
"You watch the pitlane while I stop the start watch" Formula One commentator Murray Walker
Australian golfer Greg Norman" >
"I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father." Australian golfer Greg Norman
Rangers legend John Greig" >
"Celtic manager Davie Hay still has a fresh pair of legs up his sleeve." Rangers legend John Greig
Mike Tyson to Lennox Lewis before their fight. Lewis replied by telling the media that he did not have any children." >
"I'm going to eat his children." Mike Tyson to Lennox Lewis before their fight. Lewis replied by telling the media that he did not have any children.
Mike Tyson again..." >
"I don't understand why people would want to get rid of pigeons. They don't bother no one." Mike Tyson again...
Ted Walsh - horse racing commentator" >
"This is really a lovely horse and I speak from personal experience since I once mounted her mother." Ted Walsh - horse racing commentator
Grand Prix race announcer" >
"The lead car is absolutely, truly unique, except for the one behind it which is exactly identical to the one in front of the similar one in back." Grand Prix race announcer
Bill Beaumont" >
"The lads say my bum is the equivalent of one 'Erica'." Bill Beaumont
Fred Perry on American John McEnroe" >
"McEnroe has got to sit down and work out where he stands." Fred Perry on American John McEnroe
Roy Keane tells Mick McCarthy where he can put the World Cup" >
"You can stick it up your bollocks" Roy Keane tells Mick McCarthy where he can put the World Cup

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti was quoted today as having referred to his captain John Terry as 'my pet'.

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His words must go down as one of the more bizarre sports quotes, but it's certainly not the first strange thing to be said by a sportsman.

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Source: The Independent

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