Twitter has, by and large had a hugely positive impact upon modern society, but one of the genuine pitfalls of the social media platform has been to give stupid people an opportunity to voice their misguided opinion.
This tweet from ex-Spurs player Micky Hazard, not to mention the mountainous number of back-slapping replies, showcases the arrogance and stupidity of “experts” who once played the game. Stick to driving a cab, Micky.
No doubt empowered by the 30,000 odd people who have decided to follow him on Twitter, former Spurs man Micky Hazard has used the micro-blogging site as a platform for a form of cheerleading you would normally associate with a pre-pubescent child; refusing to look at things in context for fear of rocking the boat at the club he has chosen to follow.
Any neutral, or for that matter any partisan fan with even the slightest hint of common sense and humility would readily concede that yesterday’s game between Crystal Palace and Spurs was far from a walkover for the visitors, but for Hazard, it’s clearly far easier to portray himself as a man of the people, digging out an opposition manager in the hope of provoking a positive response from those with the same narrow view of the game.
No one would deny that Tottenham were fantastic at times yesterday and fully warrant their fourth placed position in the Premier League, but in Hazard, we can see a man who is either unwilling or incapable of seeing the game that put a roof over his head throughout early adulthood without a hint of neutrality.
Of course, it’s a personal choice of his to come out with such statements, but we can point towards his blue and white tinted view of the world as the reason why he has flirted with cab driving rather than punditry in the years since hanging up his boots.
If I was you, I’d stick to “The Knowledge” of London streets rather than attempting to analyse the finer nuances of the modern game, Micky.
“Any chance of a lift to the Holmesdale Road, mate?”
“Sorry guv, I’m Micky Hazard, I don’t go South of the river.”