Sol Campbell is undoubtedly one of the most hated figures going among Spurs fans and yesterday, he once again reminded everyone why…
Sol Campbell famously made the unthinkable move from Tottenham to Arsenal in the summer of 2001 and went on to achieve great success with the Gunners. Spurs fans were furious and labelled the England international ‘Judas’.
Campbell never paid much notice however but, even in retirement, he seems to be continuing to rub Spurs supporters up the wrong way.
The former Arsenal man gave an interview with Sportslobster this week in which he, rather innocently, seemed to point out that Spurs don’t have any players in their side that have already ‘been there, done that’ in terms of winning top trophies.
Check out his comments in full below.
“Tottenham have been very impressive of late but I think the same can be said of Spurs as that of Leicester; experience under pressure could be key to success. The last eight to ten games of the season are when you really found out who you are as a player, team and a club as a whole.
At the moment they’re going along fantastically well and you have to say they’ve given themselves a chance of winning the Premier League but they don’t have a lot of winners in their team. By that I mean they don’t have players who have experienced success in a league of this quality.
They’re a young side with a lot of talent but they might lack a player who has ‘been there, done that.’ The sort of player who will keep everyone calm, focused and believing that anything’s possible.
Leicester are in the same position. As a club they have entered unknown territory and it’s going to be brilliant to see if either club can hold their nerve and produce a real challenge right to the end of the season.”
Although most of it seemed reasonable enough, the interview somehow caught fire online as Spurs fans interpreted Campbell’s comments as some sort of trolling. Such was the reaction in fact, that ‘Sol Campbell’ was trending on Twitter last night as Arsenal and Spurs fans went to war over the divisive figure.
I see this nob @SolManOfficial feels left out so pipes up about Spurs. Nobody cares arsewipe
— Paul O Keefe (@pokeefe1) February 5, 2016
‘Ere, @SolManOfficial isn’t it great they’ve made an emoji for the day you die.
— Sweep (@KaliSweep) February 5, 2016
Sol Campbell just described winners (in football) as people who have won trophies & now Twitter’s gone crazy at him even though he’s right
— Matt Lucas (@RealMattLucas) February 4, 2016
— Tim (@timabel6) February 4, 2016
@SolManOfficial I wouldn’t wish ill upon anyone, but if you could just fuck off and never enter my viewing realm again, that’d be super.
— Shpencer. (@Shpeeence) February 5, 2016
— Daryl Chumbley (@Dzlr69) February 5, 2016
OHHHHHHHHHHHH SOL CAMPBELL, OOOOOH AAAHHHH, I WANNA KNOWWWWWOOWWWWW, WHY YOURE SUCH A CUNT – just the kids now
— hulio (@julionjay) February 5, 2016
When Sol Campbell dies
— Scott Hanson (@ScottyHanson) February 5, 2016
@SolManOfficial no need for your thoughts on Spurs, please keep the club you abandoned out of your thoughts, thanks!
— Ed (@EdBr7) February 5, 2016
— John Murphy (@JohnR_Murphy) February 5, 2016
— Dani Gladdy (@RealDaniGladdy) February 4, 2016
To everyone slagging off Sol Campbell for his comments. Unless Spurs actually go on to win the league, then he’s 100% correct.
— Antony Taylor (@Postmanton) February 4, 2016