Video: San Marino boss takes offence to Roy Hodgson's cricket jibe, but he might be on to something

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Roy Hodgson may have offended San Marino, but he's on to something about the England cricket team!

When you think of Roy Hodgson you think of two things, he's a nice bloke trying his best with England and that he really looks like an owl. However, it turns out that our Roy has a bit of a cheeky side to him as well and has actually offended someone! 

Yep, Roy made some comments about San Marino which their manager, Pierangelo Manzaroli, has taken offence to! The England boss claimed that a few of England's cricket players could be in with a shout for a call up to face San Marino after watching Alastair Cook and co warm up with a game of football before their fifth and final Ashes Test match against Australia last month. 

Depsite Roy having a bit of 'old bloke banter', it seems the San Marino boss is not exactly pleased and told Sky Sports: "I know Roy Hodgson well. He’s a very good person and well educated. But when we are in front of the media, with this exposure, you have to be careful what you say.

"We are much smaller than England but we deserve respect like any country. I think it was a bit too much, too heavy, with what he said. It was very strong. Bad."

Oooh, handbags! Thing is, though, we reckon Hodgson might actually be on to something with England's cricket team... just look at this and judge for yourself. 

Oh my days! Right that's it, someone get Ben Stokes, Gary Ballance and Jos Buttler on the next plane to San Marino, we reckon they'll do a better job that Rooney and co...


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