Times writer Tony Cascarino earned himself fierce backlash from football fans for an article he published on Mo Salah’s dramatic fall in West Ham’s penalty era.
For the sake of clarity, we believe the Egyptian had every right to go to ground after the foul by Arthur Masuaku, in which he clipped the heels of the forward.
Now onto Cascarino’s disgrace – the former Ireland international managed to bring up the death of Manchester United legend Nobby Stiles to use as fuel to lay into Salah.
We refuse to link to the post (you’re welcome to look for it on Google), but will provide a couple of screenshots of the shocking headline below:
This is a low. pic.twitter.com/Paw4iFCmVn
— Andrew Beasley (@BassTunedToRed) November 2, 2020
— Huggy.🔰 (@0Huggy) November 2, 2020
As can be seen in the responses to both above tweets, supporters of the Reds and Red Devils are united in their disgust at the distastefulness of Cascarino’s headline.
We’re sure it won’t be long before the article is wiped from the Times’ website, so it’s probably for the best we show you screen-shots over providing hyperlinks anyway.
Needless to say, no-one’s death should ever be used in such a way – and if anything, Cascarino’s awful headline is the true insult to football (and common decency).