- Jul 6, 2013
Zomp said:Given the owners the smear campaign was a given...
Have I missed something here? What smear campaign has been waged by FSG or any employee of the club? Rodgers has done nothing but praise him over the last 12 months or so - at one point calling him the best youth player in Europe - and he's continually said to the media that he trains well and gets on with his team mates.
Privately behind the scenes he may be ripping him to pieces but he's not uttered a word of criticism publicly since Sterling made the ill-advised decision to give an exclusive interview with the BBC that spectacularly back-fired on him. And neither has anyone else from FSG, come to that.
As for taking football comment from Deadspin seriously...really?
While you can debate how much FSG smeared Suarez when he was trying to force a move to Arsenal/sold a year later to Barca, there is an irrefutable history of smear campaigns directed by FSG against people leaving the Redsox.
Francona, Manny, Damon, Lowe, and Nomar just to name a few.