The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition)
Fans hit back at ‘pathetic’ Foster
Dundee United fans took to social media to blast BBC Scotland pundit Richard Foster for his bizarre statement about goalkeeper Benjamin Siegrist.
Siegrist was due to start United’s 1-0 Scottish Cup win over Forfar, broadcast live from Station Park on the BBC Scotland channel, however the Swiss stopper injured his hand in the warm-up.
Back-up keeper Deniz Mehmet took his place, with goalie coach Neil Alexander sitting on the bench.
With less than half an hour until kick off, the TV cameras caught the Tangerines making a late swap in the goal, prompting a strange response to the scenes from Partick Thistle defender Foster.
The former Aberdeen, Rangers and St Johnstone full-back said: “This might sound horrible but I hope he’s broken his wrist or his hand because otherwise just wrap it up and get out there and play.
“It didn’t look like he was in too much distress, it looked like he had a wee sore wrist and he’s came off.
“If it’s not a serious injury then just strap it up and play on.”
Arabs were not best pleased with the 35-year-old’s comments and took to Twitter to voice their displeasure, describing them as “disheartening and pathetic” and calling Foster a “clown”.
United boss Micky Mellon confirmed after the match that Siegrist was in “quite a lot of pain” and was likely to go for a scan to determine the severity of the injury.