Di Canio fumes at keeper
Swindon boss demands apology
By Graeme Bailey - Tweet me: @skygraemebailey. Last Updated: September 3, 2012 10:27am
Swindon manager Paolo Di Canio insists that unless goalkeeper Wes Foderingham apologises he is 'out'.
Foderingham was substituted after only 21 minutes of their 4-1 defeat at Preston, with the game at 2-0.
Foderingham was replaced by 18-year-old Leigh Bedwell but reacted angrily to being hauled off, and Di Canio insists he must apologise.
"There is nothing wrong with changing a goalkeeper, we are not talking about [Petr] Cech, we are talking about Wes, before he met us he had not played first-team football," Di Canio told Sky Sports.
"If he was not happy, we were fuming - it is obvious that if he does not say sorry to everybody then he is out, he is out - and we have to believe him, he has to convince us."
Di Canio insisted that Foderingham deserved to be taken off.
"Out there he behaved as the worst professional, arrogant, ignorant athlete I have ever seen. And if he doesn't come out and apologise to the fans, to the professionals in general, he is out from my team."
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"He was one of the worst players I have ever seen," said Di Canio.
"He's another player like the others, why can't we change the goalkeeper? Because the goalkeeper has a different coloured shirt?
"I know Wes, he was the worst player against Stoke in the cup - he was far away the worst player, he made a rubbish performance. But I covered for him because we won 4-3. But what he did was not only the mistake, which can happen to anyone, but the arrogance when he started moaning to the other players - that was the worst thing for me.
"A player that doesn't recognise his mistakes which were clear from miles away, he started moaning to his team-mates. Out there he behaved as the worst professional, arrogant, ignorant athlete I have ever seen. And if he doesn't come out and apologise to the fans, to the professionals in general, he is out from my team."