Ex-Tottenham Boss Tim Sherwood Blasted By Fans For Joking About Hugo Lloris' Injury
Outraged fans have slammed Tim Sherwood for mocking Hugo Lloris after the Tottenham shot-stopper suffered a shocking arm injury.
The 32-year-old Spurs captain failed to hold Pascal Gross' cross in the third minute and awkwardly fell as Neal Maupay tapped in the opener for Brighton.
But Lloris was left in agony as he received oxygen on the pitch and was stretchered off and rushed to the hospital.
Ex-Spurs boss Sherwood rubbed salt in the wounds of Lloris on the Premier League channel after Brighton's 3-0 victory on Saturday.
When he was analysing Maupay's opener, Sherwood said: "Listen, Hugo would hold his arms up if he could hold both up and say that, 'that's a mistake.'"
Presenter Manish Bhasin and fellow pundit Michael Owen were left speechless, and angry fans have flocked to Twitter to criticise Sherwood for his 'insensitive behaviour.'
Twitter user Kwamz2.0 wrote: "Poor from him."
Another added: "How sympathetic from Tim."
While Shadows tweeted: "Wow, this 'club legend' already taking the p**s out of a player that broke his arm."
A fourth said: "What a fool."
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, who is under pressure, believes that Lloris' injury changed the complexion of the match and deeply impacted his players.
He explained: "He's in the hospital now, but no news at the moment.
"We need to wait to communicate because I think he has suffered a big problem with his arm.
"It was a massive impact. I think it was after three minutes and we never recovered after that massive impact.
"It was a massive, massive emotional impact for the team.
"To concede and to lose a very important player for us.
"And after the first action for our new 'keeper after 30 minutes we concede 2-0 down.
"We tried to find a solution and a different way to play and it was impossible and, of course, a tough moment. But we need to keep going."
Aaron Connolly doubled Brighton's lead in the first half before returning in the second half to complete his brace.
Lloris' injury and defeat to Brighton has capped off a miserable week for Spurs after their 7-2 thumping at the hands of Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
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