Former West Ham striker Benni McCarthy makes outlandish comment about Karren Brady

Karren Brady

The South African and Brady fell out in 2011.

Benni McCarthy was something of a cult hero in the Premier League.

He shone at Blackburn Rovers but fans of West Ham United will not remember him so warmly. He joined the club in February 2010 but was a flop at Upton Park.

In his year-and-a-half with the Hammers he made more headlines for being injured and overweight rather than his performances on the pitch.

He scored a grand total of zero goals for West Ham and was allowed to leave the club early in April 2011.

After he was let go West Ham's executive vice-chairman Karren Brady labelled the South African a 'big fat mistake' as reported by Goal:

"West Ham were in desperate haste for a striker to help avoid relegation (again) and we bought him for more than £2 million only to have to repent at leisure.

"Rather than the super scorer we hoped for, we acquired a super size, a player devoted to filling his belly more than filling the net.

"As time went by he grew bigger and bigger and although in time he made a great effort to slim down, he'd passed the waistline of no return.

"A total of 14 games, 11 of them as a sub, and no goals, isn't a statistic on which to base confidence in the future.

"So we cut our losses and let him go."

Now the former Bafana Bafana player has previously had his say about Brady and he added to that opinion this weekend.

Speaking to So Foot in France he made what he meant to be a jokey comment, which just came out as pure sexism:

"I saw so many things in my life and in football for me, it was nothing. Woman and football, it's not such a good combination.

"I was just hurt and when I returned, I was not the same. You have to get into shape. People forget that if you did not feed for twelve weeks and you do not come back for a game, it's very hard to find your best level. You have to link several games before, maybe, to get fit."

It is a real shame to see that this view still exists in the game and hopefully it is not commonamong former pros.

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