Pearson draws a line in the sand

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Published: Thursday 30th April 2015 by The News Editor

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Leicester boss Nigel Pearson has apologised after calling a journalist an “ostrich” in a bizarre spat.

The Foxes manager was involved in a discussion with writer Ian Baker after being asked to clarify his complaints over the criticism his players had received this season

Pearson then called Baker an “ostrich” because his head “must be in the sand” for not understanding Pearson’s viewpoint in the post-match press conference following Leicester’s 3-1 defeat to Chelsea on Wednesday.

Pearson started Thursday’s press conference, to preview Saturday’s game against Newcastle, by apologising to Baker.

He said: “Ian, before we start apologies for last night. I think it’s right to do it in front of the cameras rather than pulling you to one side so I apologise for that and I hope it doesn’t ruin our relationship.

” I react, that’s it. I think it’s emotion as much as anything which again I am not afraid of. I’m not afraid of showing my emotions. I get labelled with certain titles which is people’s prerogative to say what they want about me and I’m happy to fight my own corner.

“But I will also accept when I have stepped out of line which is why Ian’s due an apology, it’s the right thing for me to do today.

“I wasn’t happy with losing the game, there we are. I don’t like losing. I felt for the players, they worked exceptionally hard again and tried to keep the run going.”

Published: Thursday 30th April 2015 by The News Editor

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