Former Sunderland and Manchester City manager Peter Reid says he made Boris Johnson s**t himself by screaming abuse at him.
Writing in his new autobiography, Reid recalls meeting Johnson when the pair met at a charity game at Reading’s Madejski Stadium.
The meeting came shortly after an article was published in the Spectator – of which Johnson was the editor – which had accused Liverpool supporters of causing the Hillsborough disaster and said the city was wallowing in self-pity.
‘I had been asked to take charge of an England legends team which played Germany at Reading’s Madejski Stadium in May 2006,’ Reid writes.
‘One of my players was a certain Boris Johnson. As most people have now realised, Johnson is – as Nick Clegg once referred to him – a mop-haired buffoon but the people of Liverpool had already come to that conclusion, having been on the receiving end of his brand of politics.
‘Regardless of the reason why the game was taking place, I knew I wasn’t going to be in a charitable mood towards him.
‘As soon as he walked into the dressing room I went for him.
‘”Hello Peter, Boris Johnson, pleased to meet you,” he said. I wasn’t in the mood for pleasantries, though.
‘“I’ve been meaning to have a word with you, you t**t; having a go at Scousers, who the f**k do you think you are?”
‘You could hear a pin drop and the likes of John Barnes, Richard Ashcroft, Nigel Benn and Sean Bean were all open-mouthed. I could tell he couldn’t work out whether I was pulling his leg because he was half-smirking and half-shocked but I wasn’t messing.
‘“You are a f**king disgrace,” I said, and the tirade continued. He s**t himself.”
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