Football: PERSONAL ATTACK; EXCLUSIVE Shiels Blasts Jeffrey for Hurtful Comments
Byline: By DARREN FULLERTON
LARNE manager Kenny Shiels has accused Linfield boss David Jeffrey of being needlessly 'personal and hurtful' in his comments after Saturday's 8-1 victory for the Blues.
Jeffrey branded Shiels a 'football irrelevance' and appeared to take pleasure in describing the weekend result as 'comprehensive, professional and complete'.
"I think Mr Shiels got a footballing lesson today," added Jeffrey. "He has commented on us through the years, but to be honest he is a football irrelevance."
Shiels responded yesterday by suggesting Jeffrey had let himself down by resorting to personal criticism.
"I am disappointed that David should resort to that kind of tactic," said Shiels.
"I honestly don't know what I have done, but I have obviously annoyed him. His comments were needlessly personal and hurtful."
Shiels also accused Jeffrey of being 'economical with the truth' and said his players should not have been ridiculed in the verbal crossfire.
"To be honest, I don't really care what David says about me - but I do care when he tries to belittle my players," said Shiels. …