Benni show some 'respect'

2011-12-15 08:49

Orlando Pirates’ veteran striker and former South African international, Benni McCarthy, has praised Wits’ young and upcoming striker, Ryan Chapman, however advised him to respect his opponents when celebrating.

McCarthy is referring to the striker's goal celebration during The Students’ recent 3-1 win in the Absa Premiership. The former Porto player said that he did not insult Chapman in anyway during last weekend’s Telkom Knockout final which Pirates won and instead  advised him that he should respect Pirates’ symbol of the cross bone.

"You know Ryan (Chapman) is a very good striker. I knew him from Cape Town but I told him that you don't insult other teams when you celebrate a goal like he did against Pirates in the league.

“The cross bone sign is very important to players at Pirates so whether you are a friend or not, you will cross other people's path which is not good and that is what I told him not to do it next time. He is a good player and he should concentrate on that," the Buccaneer concluded.

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  • Raditshaba - 2011-12-15 08:54

    I am now getting tired of hearing about Benni fatty boom boom McCarthy

      paulmandlankosi - 2011-12-15 09:15

      You are tired because he is better than you, jeolous makes you nasty, Raditshaba Mahasha

      Lennox Ralebona - 2011-12-15 09:29

      Benni is the best SA ever had internationally, I understand ur bitterness towards him.

      Barefoot - 2011-12-15 09:59

      @Paul and Lennox yes he's the best but don't you find it strange that most people are not embracing him like they are Lucas Radebe for example? whenever he's in South Africa something is bound to be up.

      Steenbra - 2011-12-15 10:08

      Actually, Benni is looking good and no longer overweight, so ur comment re 'fatty boom boom'is off the mark. He is probably the best goal poacher in the PSL presently and has made an impact every time he has played.

      George - 2011-12-15 10:55

      More like the best egg poacher, look at the gut on him.

      mrmogoswane - 2011-12-15 14:04

      @Barefoot - they don't embrace him like they do Lucas because unlike Ruuu, Benni is very vocal, he rattles a lot of feathers and that being the main reason him and SAFA did not really see eye to eye.

  • Barefoot - 2011-12-15 09:11

    Benni go back please, I'll even buy you the plane ticket i know u can afford it but take it as a goodwill gesture.

      Kevin - 2011-12-15 09:37

      why don't you use the ticket for yourself. jealousy makes you nasty.

  • allonaa - 2011-12-15 09:18

    Well done Benni! I applaud you because I think that you have learnt from your mistakes and are now trying to teach the youngsters. I am sure that Ryan would like to one day achieve everything that you have but he would also not want to be hated as you have been.

  • Foc - 2011-12-15 09:25

    What ... pray tell ... is the Pirates "Symbol" and HOW can you disrespect it?? Is it a 'sign' that they do or what?? Excuse my ignorance ....

      Sean - 2011-12-15 09:48

      Bucs fans cross their arms over their chests, or in the air, to imitate the 'crossed bones' of the skull and cross bones.. it's a sign of solidarity and support for the side.. Benni is referring to the fact that Ryan mimicked the sign after scoring against Pirates.. in other words, rubbing their noses in it..

      Augustus Vuma - 2011-12-15 10:30

      Lol At lest u know u re very ingnornt breking the Bucs bones is very disrespectful !

  • Dennis - 2011-12-15 09:42

    Benni, jou ma se cross bone !!

  • delelani - 2011-12-15 09:43

    But Benni, whenever you score, you go to the opponents fan an dcross the bones. Come on!

  • motshumim - 2011-12-15 09:57

    leave benny alone guys, I used to hate him before he became a Pirates player and seeing that it does not help to do that , i end up admiring him because of his magic feet and his mobility.

  • Mashudu - 2011-12-15 09:58

    Benni is not your place to to tell Chapman how to celebrate. Chapman has every right to celebrate the way he want period.

      thabo.tebele - 2011-12-15 13:38

      But you know there is what we call a sportsmanship and that Chapman boy must lern it if he wants to make it.He was clearly trying to incite the Pirates supporters and its not only against rules of the game he show clear lack of class and respect.

  • Barefoot - 2011-12-15 10:10

    South African players are used to celebrating whichever way they want, now that Mr. McCarthy is back certain celebrations are banned? when last did you see players fightin over celebrations in S.A?

  • cheryl.kristiansen - 2011-12-15 10:10

    Best player ever?? You forgot about Lucas Radebe who at least also managend to keep his dignity! Or, heaven forbid, the white guy, Gary Baley?

  • joe.ntimane - 2011-12-15 10:11

    Some of you guys are missing the point. What Chapman did could have resulted in chaos as he incited the fans of the losing side. In Europe such actions are reviewed and followed by a proper punishment. To tell the Pirates fans that "we're breaking the bones today" was a sign of disrespect and Chapman should know that he might find himself looking for a job at the same Pirates that he mocked.

  • Len - 2011-12-15 10:34

    Rhis guy has so much verbal diarrhea. Does he ever shut up?

  • chester.wandsworth - 2011-12-15 10:59

    Trust news24 to sow devisions. Its what you can expect from them. Barefoot : being spiteful and rubbing your opponents nose in it is not celebrating. No one banned anything. Benni owes Pirates for the faith they have shown in him, and as such has "informed" that is not right to spite what others believe in.

  • Adnaan - 2011-12-15 11:51

    leave benni alone!!! theres yet to be a south african footballer to achieve what he has and with all that experience he could teach our youngsters a thing or two and if anyone should attack me like that i would too react and stand up for myself and my team. so lets all just move on like the world does...

  • VRalph - 2011-12-15 11:57

    if you dont watch or follow soccer, please dont comment on any soccer issues...PLZ...stop being a walsitter.!!

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