Parker Unhappy With Fulham Owner For Apologizing For Loss
Fulham's manager Scott Parker, right, arrives for the English Premier League soccer match between FC Fulham and Aston Villa in London, England, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Pool)
Fulham manager Scott Parker has criticized the clubs American owner for going on social media to apologize for the teams display in its third straight loss to open the Premier League season.
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- Last Updated: September 29, 2020, 20:54 IST
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LONDON: Fulham manager Scott Parker has criticized the clubs American owner for going on social media to apologize for the teams display in its third straight loss to open the Premier League season.
Minutes after the final whistle of Fulhams 3-0 loss to Aston Villa on Monday, Tony Khan wrote in successive tweets that he was sorry about the performance of Parkers team and promised better efforts in future games.
People have the platform. You own a football club, you can decide how you want to communicate or send a message out, Parker said. Its not something I agree with, its not helpful from that sense, but like I said thats down to the owner and how he sees it.
Theres one thing that Im disappointed with and thats how hes actually apologizing for the performance and that is something that I dont agree with and he shouldnt have.
Fulham is in last place after three games of its first season back in the top division, having also lost 3-0 to Arsenal on the opening weekend and then 4-3 at Leeds.
Fulham has already conceded 10 goals the club let in a league-high 81 when getting relegated in the 2018-19 season and Khan went into detail in his tweets about the failed attempts to sign more center backs during the transfer window.
While he said the players need to work significantly harder to stay up, Parker chose to rally around them.
At 3-0 down, they were still trying to work as much as they can to try and get us back in the game and for that I dont agree with him (Khan), Parker said.
Ill be the first to have an issue with my squad and my team and my players if I felt that that was something which needed to be criticized. So I have an issue with that and obviously thats something which I dont agree with.
Fulham next plays on Thursday in the fourth round of the English League Cup against Brentford in a repeat of last seasons Championship playoff final.
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