Johannesburg - Orlando Pirates striker Benni McCarthy has launched a scathing attack on Bidvest Wits coaches Roger de Sa and Eric Tinkler.
McCarthy exchanged choice words with the duo during Pirates' 3-1 Telkom Knockout final success on Saturday night.
And clearly the run-in has rankled Bafana Bafana's record scorer.
"Banter is part of football, but I think when you disrespect,
that crosses another line. For Roger de Sa and Eric Tinkler, former
players, to behave like that, I think that should be thrown out the
game. That is why they are coaches at Wits and not the Gavin Hunts and
Steve Komphelas of this League," McCarthy told Super Sport.
He continued: "They know what they did, I don't have to spell it
out. If they want to get nasty, I can get very nasty, because what I
have achieved in my career in football, and what they have achieved - if
you want to compare medals and achievements and money, then I would be
glad to join in that conversation because I know I would come out right
"Eric Tinkler thought we were still team-mates in the national
side, I even forgot that we played together in the national team. He
tried to be smart so I had to put him in his place because when you as a
player are getting pushed around left, right and centre by the opposing
coaches, then me, I must defend myself. He is lucky I didn't slap him!"