Burnley Manager Sean Dyche Gives, Without Doubt, The Greatest Press Conference Of All Time
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Burnley manager Sean Dyche got massively sidetracked in a recent press conference when a journalist said he looked like Mick Hucknall from 80's pop band Simply Red - and it's comedy gold from start to finish.
The 49-year-old was speaking to the press ahead of Burnley's upcoming Premier League clash against Manchester City on Wednesday night when things took a seriously wild turn.
"Has anyone ever told you that you look like Mick Hucknall?" a journalist asks.
The ever-charismatic Dyche then proceeds to give arguably the greatest speech in press conference history. Just check this out.
The greatest #PremierLeague press conference of all time! :joy:
Burnley's Sean Dyche went OFF THE RAILS in this chat with journalists ahead of tomorrow morning's match with Man City! #OptusSport #PL #BURMCI pic.twitter.com/7MWvK09nAx
- Optus Sport (@OptusSport) February 3, 2021
If you haven't got five minutes spare to watch the clip, here's a transcript from SportingNews of Dyche's incredible rant.
"Apparently, I look very much like Chris Evans too. I can't see it personally speaking but apparently I do," begins the Kettering-born manager. "That's a fair point you make.
"Lockdown is really hard, boring, so we're just having a natter, just trying to show some humanity in the world...you ask me a silly question, I give you a silly answer and we may as well not bore the world to death.
"We're raising ourselves to 'lookalikeys', 'lookalikeys' make the world go round. Have you never sat in the pub, though that feels like a distant memory, with your mates and just found lookalikes? It's the best fun you'll ever have...
This is brilliant, I feel like Dyche had sunk a couple of pints of gravy before this and put him in high spirits. Definitely my favourite press conference I've seen. I hope Sean Dyche now continues with conferences like this every week and everyone can just tune in to watch :joy: https://t.co/mnywDzyzAz
- The Game We Love (@TGWLblog) February 3, 2021
This is brilliant. Pressers are fun (although not 100% useful I'll admit) when you go down a rabbit hole like this and snap out of the journalist/subject dynamic and just have a laugh.
"And if they give you a boring answer we'll drive down and we'll slap 'em with a wet fish" :joy: https://t.co/UMcHqMJEQe
- Chris Medland (@ChrisMedlandF1) February 3, 2021
Absolutely brilliant this. Was laughing out loud. Who doesn't do the look a like game on holiday :joy:
Love Sean Dyche :thumbsup: https://t.co/7fTOV6yg0Q
- Dan Hyde (@DanHyde8) February 3, 2021
Dyche continued, saying: "Have you ever seen the kids film Up? You know the little man with the glasses? I swear to you, we were playing away at Sunderland and a live, human version of that man was there.
"I was nudging the lads to look and they were crying, it was the best 'lookalikey' I've ever had. It was literally the guy. I even wanted to get a selfie...
"If you want to get to the depth of real reporting, go round the Premier League and ask all the Premier League managers if they play the 'lookalikey' game?'
"And if they give you a boring answer, we'll drive down and we'll slap them with a wet fish. Everyone should play 'lookalikeys'.
"Much more fun than you asking me whether we're going to play a 4-4-2..."
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