EPL: Wacky man of the year

EPL: Wacky man of the year
Cardiff City's owner Vincent Tan sits in the stands before their English Premier League soccer match against Liverpool.

It's New Year's Day and time to anoint the Wacky Wednesday Sportsperson of the Year.

There were many contenders including Andre "boy with a beard" Villas-Boas; Andy "Bermuda Triangle" Carroll and David "I buy only Everton players" Moyes.

All might have been worthy recipients from August to December, but only one man has sustained his wackiness for the entire calendar year.

Step forward, Vincent Tan.

Congratulations. You've been nuttier than a fruitcake.

The award belonged to the Cardiff City owner the moment he booed his own players, or his fans, or his sunglasses manufacturer ­-­­ it's hard to tell with this man.

At the end of the 2-2 draw against Sunderland last weekend, he was caught on camera booing his own players.

That's when he became a cartoonish Bond villain, machine-gunning his own cronies as he escaped from his evil lair.

He'll be shaving his head and stroking a white cat next, spinning around in an executive leather chair and mumbling: "You only live twice, Mr Mackay."

He has admitted - also on camera - that he knows nothing about football, which means he doesn't realise the invisible line he has crossed.


He booed his own players. He might as well have taken out a crossbow and played Hunger Games with his own players.

Tan is like my daughter. He doesn't pay much attention to the word "No".

He might want to listen to those around him who occasionally offer alternatives. He should start with his fashion designer.

Tucking a football jersey into suit trousers suggests he was blindfolded while he was getting dressed, or he's wearing those clothes to win a bet.

He's clearly losing.

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