THE ROAR ON
"Problem is I don’t think Ange comment reflects poorly on FFA"
I'm inclined to agree with you.
But, it doesn't matter what we (outsiders) think. If Ange's employer thinks it reflects badly, that's good enough reason for the employer to demand the employee apologise.
The employer pays your wages. If you don't like the employer's demands ... move to a new employer.
"Torres had both fallen from their heights at their peak"
Really? As far as I recall, Torres was at the peak of his scoring with Liverpool when he was poached by Chelsea.
In fact his transfer to Chelsea (reported to be £50 million) set a new record for a transfer in EPL & made him the 6th most expensive footballer in history.
" FFA basically slapped him down and say he is obligated to side with FFA in a ridiculous."
a) Your employer is in an industrial relations dispute &
b) You are one of the most respected people in your organisation &
c) You make a comment that reflects poorly on your employer
You can expect the same reaction.
Ange should have known better. Or, maybe, he made a calculated decision to enter this discussion because he knew it would get huge media attention & may facilitate a speedy outcome.
Suppose Ange had a dispute with a player and an assistant coach decided to go to the media and say "It’s not good enough. We don't have players here for long, Ange should work this out immediately" ....
... would Ange let it pass? I reckon that assistant coach would be instructed to retract what he said, or he'd be out the door.
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