Benni: I can get very nasty

2011-12-12 08:54

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 on top.

"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!"


  • Bandile - 2011-12-12 09:01

    "He is lucky I didn't slap him!" hahahahahaha

      Neil Michael Adams - 2011-12-12 10:14

      Bennie's in the 18 area- Area! Remember that tkzee track?

      Go - 2011-12-12 15:07

      Grow the F#ck up Benni - move on you little chop

      CapeChappy - 2011-12-13 20:50

      What did Eric do, eat one of his pies?

  • kingriaan - 2011-12-12 09:04

    You go Benni!!! Legend!!!

      Gershwin - 2011-12-12 09:19

      Hulle moet wys raak van Benni straight out the Cape flats (Mannenberg) dont mess with him

      Cyrus - 2011-12-12 20:05

      Actually his from Hannover Park

  • ztoefy - 2011-12-12 09:15

    ho$h ja!!! nog Hanover Park :)

      Saleigh - 2011-12-12 10:09

      Ai Ai, Mr Toefy!!!

  • stuart.bigmore - 2011-12-12 09:45

    Mc Carthy is a true loser .......when we needed him to play for bafana he was never available, he never won anything as an international star, in fact at west ham it was fatty mc carthy that got dumped out of the club. Now he has finally decided to come home because the rest of the world dosent want him, he has a big mouth, i feel sorry for all the great young strikers at pirates who have to give way to this has been, the sooner he gets out the way the better for the club, and i am a pirates supporter!!!

      Craig - 2011-12-12 10:26

      Do you have a champions league medal, EPL golden boot award and Portuguese league golden boot award? Hmmm probably not..

      Raditshaba - 2011-12-12 10:38

      @Stuart.bigmore, i see you watch more rugby than Soccer. The World Cup and the African Champions League are the only medals missing in his cabinet.

      Randomhero6661 - 2011-12-12 10:52

      @craig do you? mmm.. probably not W@nka!

      paulmandlankosi - 2011-12-12 11:39

      He has two cup medal with Orlando Pirates already

      Craig - 2011-12-12 11:46

      @Randomhero Im not the one calling him a loser now am I??

      Tokollo - 2011-12-12 12:47

      Stuart check your fact before commenting, Benni has not only played at Championship league level his goals delivered the championship medals. Benni is one of the most respected strikers in europe and has achieved more then any south african player could ever achieve at international level. He has left a mark at every league from Amsterdam to Portugal.

      Derick.kleyn - 2011-12-12 15:06

      @stuart.......i wouldnt want to play for bafoona too,considering the many occasions that benni;s plain ticket was not paid for by

  • Bryan - 2011-12-12 10:01

    Benni is a washed up, has-been!! He was never a great soccer player and his comments about medals etc is laughable. What a complete dickhead..!!!

      Craig - 2011-12-12 10:28

      Do you even watch soccer or know anything at all?? Please comment on the rugby rather..

      Bryan - 2011-12-12 10:33

      @Craig.., As a matter of fact, yes I do young man..!! If you must know I played semi proffesional soccer for a number of years while you were probably still in your dads bag..!!

      mrmogoswane - 2011-12-12 10:53

      @Bryan - Guess that's how you can tell has-been's hahahaaa

      chester.wandsworth - 2011-12-12 10:57

      And who killed off man-united(arguably one of the biggest teams in world) on the way to a champions league title? Not you...

      Steenbra - 2011-12-12 11:02

      So Brian did win a champions league medal... or did u win in the IFA league..

      Gary - 2011-12-12 11:18

      Benni single handedly knocked Man United out of the Champions League and helped Jose Mourinho win the CL with FC Porto! So shut your "so called semi-professional" trap! From a United supporter.

      paulmandlankosi - 2011-12-12 11:39

      Bryan, you are writing crap today

      Craig - 2011-12-12 11:43

      @ Bryan..So you played a game you know nothing about?? Never a great soccer player??? You drunk!! A so called "semi" "proffesional' (cant spell either, must be drunk!) should give credit were credit is due and not be a jealous grumpy old man! Shame on you!!

      Mantombi - 2011-12-12 11:51

      What else would you say, bryan? You've never been there. Keep your silly thoughts to yourself.

      Bryan - 2011-12-12 12:05

      Hahaha.., clearly got the little boys feathers ruffled today!!! Boys, please dont throw your dummies and teddy bears out of the cot now..

      Kenny - 2011-12-12 21:34

      You obviously don't know what you talking about Bryan, remember the game between Man U and Porto FC (final score 2-1). Benni has UEFA gold medal with Porto FC, he was coached by Sir Jose, he's currently a leading goal scorer for SA National Team, he went to Europe without having to play for the SA BIG 3 i.e Chiefs, Pirates and Sundowns (he was from the now defunct Seven Stars in the capital city of apartheid... Cape Town). Remember Burkina Faso under the guidance of Jomo Sono, oh sorry you're of of those people who don't follow sport but a certain category of sport.

  • Nsovo Luphondo - 2011-12-12 10:12

    Why is everyone on his case? Just let him,washed-up or not,he ain't da first soccer player to hava an outburst.

  • J.D. - 2011-12-12 10:18

    PPPPPPrima Donna

  • Kevin - 2011-12-12 10:27

    All the Benni haters are back. You guys must have been praying to say something negative about SA's most successful footballer.

  • Thapelo - 2011-12-12 10:37

    Its clear you'll have not watched him play lately because this guy has class. Say what you want but he is still the best and will still be the best striker. He has won a medal even didier drogba has not won and lampards of this world. What he has done at pirates is amazing, if he has no money left i wonder why he is driving a porche but anyway we all dont get broke the same .

  • Darryl - 2011-12-12 10:46

    Fact: Bennie does have a Championship medal. Bennie is still the top goal scorer for Bafana. Fat or not he still plays better soccer than you, Roger or Eric. I guess he can shoot his mouth off...Remember it ain't bragging if you can back it up.

  • Darryl - 2011-12-12 10:51

    Fact: Bennie does have a Championship medal. Bennie is still the top goal scorer for Bafana. Fat or not he still plays better soccer than you, Roger or Eric. I guess he can shoot his mouth off...Remember it ain't bragging if you can back it up.

  • andre.duminy - 2011-12-12 10:54

    Get nasty Benni !!!!

      Steenbra - 2011-12-12 11:03

      Mmm the Hanover Park in him coming out LOL

  • david.lebethe - 2011-12-12 10:55

    I agree with the young man. It was unbecoming of both coaches to be seen remontrating with player - worse from opposition team. As former playmates with Bennie at Bafana-Bafana, they knew he worked on a hort fuse and probably the strategy was to unsettle him for the advantage of their club as the young man can be lethal on the ball and in front of goals. I understand, both de Sa and his assistant tried to unsettle the player before the game and that confrontation we saw on TV was a culmination thereof. I think their conduct deserve investigation and they need to be condemned thereof - PSL must come forward and nip it in te bud while still early. Pirates management must also come to Bennie's rescue and try to control off the ball comments which might hurt the player while it is still opportune.

      Robert - 2011-12-12 11:13

      Well said, Mr Lebethe!!

  • Tammas - 2011-12-12 11:14

    Hey Benni the fatman, have you already forgotten that you warmed a reserve bench for a full season. Now tell us about your achievements. I know you got a bucket of money from your previous club because they refused you a new contract. Mcdonalds is lekker ne. We will give you some time before you go walkabout again, or simply dont pitch. Ajax is way back fella, maybe you played a bit of football around that time, and never again.

  • Tammas - 2011-12-12 11:38

    @Randomhero6661. The medals that Benni has is a joke. I dont see any Premiership gongs there. SA football is a joke. The players in this country have no national pride, they prefer to play for their clubs rather than for Bafana Bafana . We have the best of everything in this country for playing footbatball, all the stadia, money , all the players , but oh so few medals, maybe we have too many Benni's

      Kevin - 2011-12-12 12:05

      you're an idiot

      Julian - 2011-12-12 12:32

      its amazing that you comment and talk about national pride do you ever go and watch local football at the stadiums. Benni was and if not still is one of the better strikers this country has had. played top fight football Europe....armchair critics you people are the joke..Tammas would love to see you defending against and of the strikers in the local league and see who comes out best..So I from our armchairs we are all the best players

      Phuti - 2011-12-12 23:26

      Y don't u go to a place wher u shal be happy with their football.our soccer rocks.

  • cidatcecil - 2011-12-12 11:39

    Awe Bennie in da 18 area

  • Henry - 2011-12-12 12:04

    Benni to Tinkler: I can get very nasty in a food fight..

  • Chris - 2011-12-12 12:51

    benny earns so much money, and normally people that earns his salary will just laugh off the whole incedent. Benny's carreer went to his head, and now he wants to throw his weight around. First of all, he is an international player and he should have the "profesionalism" that international player are supposed to have. second, he thinks that because he played over seas, he is now the king of soccer in SA, and that is the wrong atitude. He must not forget that they didnt want him in England anymore, and that is why he is back here. The main problem here is atitude. The guy thinks he can do what he wants.... And I am sorry to say, but Tinkler would klap Benni that he thinks he is surrounded. Benni, just because you have a few tubes around your waist, doesnt meen that you are now a sumo wrestler!!! If he did this type of thing in England, his team would ban him for a few weeks, why does this not happen here???

      Dave - 2011-12-12 13:04

      They are the worst in England, tell me why the Joey Bartons of this world are still playing.

  • Welton - 2011-12-12 12:54

    alot of people have something to say about Benni, let me point a few things out for those Idiots, In SA football Benni is the only name caoming to mind If you mention Drogba, Eto'o, Benni is class be he overweight or not, Benni scored goals at Ajax, Porto, in the english premier league, I believe strikers score goals and thats waht Benni did everywhere he went and he is still doing so. Take all the guys that went abroad and came back, you look at their standard of play, not the same as Benni, If benni is "WINDGAT", let the man be, he has achieved what many local players can just dream of. On the other side if Benni is not scoring, he provides isnt that quality, Mphela might soon equal or better benni's record soon, but he not the same class as benni. If you as a player is called a striker, score or create goals and let the people say what they want to, benni be fat or overweight he is doing what is expected of him

      mahlambane - 2011-12-12 15:40

      AMEN to that Welton. Dont hate the player hate the game. for some comments you can tell that they were posted by narrow-minded hypocrites who only praise a player if and when they play for their favorite teams. Benni got a clear mandate from the chairman, Benni is delivering. Period.

  • Cris - 2011-12-12 12:54

    The sad thing about South African football is that this guy is actually your best player right now. No talent at all.

      Welton - 2011-12-13 08:15

      tell me chrissy boy, it all comes down to the following which will be facts right, who killed off Man United on his way to a championship Medal? does he have achievements or not? is Benni all talk? no he is not, like he said Saturday night he is doin the talking with the ball on the pitch. I so wonder what the issue is and why is everyone taking a bite at Benni? Orlando Pirates didn't hire Benni to be a defender, midfielder or Goalkeeper, he was hired on his experience and ability to score goals and thats what he he has been doing thus far. Now you all know who Benni is, he is the Guy not afraid to speak his mind.and he got the talent to back it up, In any sport you need to have attitude bro, Perhaps you could tell us what benni did wrong, coz I seriously dont know. Benni started scoring Goals at the beginning of his career and gues what he is still doing so. I'm just wondering perhaps we should let you compete against him, that way you could see if he is really not talented

  • Skhona Skratchy-l Luswazi - 2011-12-12 13:38

    SA black people can't play soccer why can't we try whites and indians maybe they can play we pride for their country than bafazi bafazi

  • francois.delange - 2011-12-12 13:44

    Benni, grow up. You play for Pirates because you need money. Go and slap some Big MaƧ's at Mcdonalds!

  • yazeed.khan1 - 2011-12-12 14:31

    This proves that no amount of money can buy class

  • Chaapo - 2011-12-12 16:14

    Looser fool!! Overgrown baby- be a man.

  • Themba - 2011-12-12 16:31

    Benni u are far from being called a mediocre striker just be cool headed and get on with the beautiful game, my advice for Leal is to sign fortune as well a team with veterans shines at the end of the day, as for Tinkler and Roger big up guys accept defeat guys but one thing for sure WITS is the team of the moment sfiso Myeni dude u are a great player pacy, I think u can qualify overseas man

  • Chumscrubber1 - 2011-12-12 17:23

    Well Benni, with the sort of comments coming from your mouth, I doubt many can have respect for you ... arrogance is not a human virtue many respect.

  • Zion - 2011-12-12 17:33

    Where does this guy come from? Nasty arrogant bit of work. Winners are made of sterner stuff.

  • khutso.b - 2011-12-12 18:23

    this guy truly thinks that he owns SA's soccer...with a flipin stinky ego! ...

  • Mozolo - 2011-12-12 21:34

    this is exactly what juju spoke about white tendecy of undermining black people

  • Jarryd - 2011-12-13 08:10

    Benni if you were so good in your career is that why you chose to finish it off at home. You made money by sitting on the bench at West Ham and eating happy meals all day. Tinkler on the other hand finished his career in Turkey not back at the PSL which has now become a retirement home.

  • Kevin - 2011-12-14 12:28

    This is not about medals, it's about class. Benni has talent but no class - now look at Lucas Radebe - he has class!!!

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