Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has launched a scathing attack on a bunch of unsuspecting diners at a local Subway branch for what he described as a ‘total lack of respect’.
The 56-year-old was passing by the fast-food restaurant when he spotted around half a dozen people eating the franchise’s signature submarine sandwiches.
Eyewitnesses claim an enraged Wilder banged on the shop’s windows with his fists and screamed obscenities at bemused patrons while they ate.
There are also unconfirmed reports Wilder placed the branch manager’s head between two slices of bread and ordered the terrified man to refer to himself as an ‘idiot sandwich’.
Discussing the unsavoury incident with Paddy Power News, Wilder said:
‘I feel very strongly about people munching sandwiches in my presence’.
‘Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy a sarnie as much as the next fella, but there’s a time and a place for it.
‘So, you’ll imagine my disgust when I saw a pack of sandwich munchers in broad daylight.
‘You should have seen them flaunting their footlongs. It would make you sick to the stomach.
‘But I’m not just going to go under the radar and not say anything. I’ve been to see the branch manager and I’ve told him that.
‘One of his assistants was eating a sandwich at the time, which I thought was a complete lack of respect. Hopefully he enjoyed his sandwich while he was talking to a Premier League manager.
‘Well, for another fifteen games anyway’.
Meanwhile, the League Managers Association have leapt to Wilder’s defence.
In statement on their official website, the LMA said:
‘There is no greater insult in football than to eat a sandwich in front of a Premier League manager. Even one as sh*te as Chris Wilder’.
‘The first such incident dates back to 1989, when Nottingham Forest boss Brian Clough punched four pitch invaders eating BLTs following a League Cup quarter-final win’.
‘We are offering support to Chris at this difficult time, and we would urge all non-Premier League managers to refrain from eating in his presence in future’.
Paddy Power News understands the other nineteen Premier League bosses are planning to show their solidarity with Wilder this weekend by setting fire to an Egg mayonnaise sandwich before kick-off.
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