As if things couldn’t get much worse for most Sheffield United fans yesterday, the interview from Stephen Bettis was like something from a nightmare.
In fairness to Bettis, he was clearly put up to the task of fronting up to the ‘media’ with his short interview with the club last night. I say media lightly, as it was the club’s own internal interviewer who was asking the ‘questions’.
Bettis clearly looked nervous, on edge, and was unable to maintain eye contact throughout. His responses seemed rehearsed and at times, it didn’t even seem like he believed what he was saying.
You can check out the full interview, here.
Sheffield United fans, then, were quick to pick up on all those points mentioned above. Already less than impressed at hearing that Chris Wilder had indeed left the club, there was never going to be much positive feedback towards Bettis and the club here.
And the replies on Twitter showed that in adundance. Yes, some overstepped the mark as usual with social media, but the theme was clear among Blades fans.
Here’s what some Sheffield United fans had to say in response to Stephen Bettis’ awkward interview last night.
Wrong time for this, if ever.
— Tyrone James (@tyronej1984) March 13, 2021
Sounds like he’s about to cry.
— TravellingBlade (@TravelingBlade) March 13, 2021
U can’t kid a kidder. I hear it in your voice and I see it in your eyes. What are you covering up? If you’ve done us over get ready.
— Matthew Hull (@MatthewHull6) March 13, 2021
Blimey uncomfortable to watch……
— Sarah Jane (@Georgiecrumble) March 13, 2021
This just reeks of circling the wagons, doing PR to placate the fans and protecting the skin of those still at the club.
Completely lost the trust of the fans.
— GS (@TeachSUFC) March 13, 2021
Car crash interview – he doesn’t believe a single word he’s said – what a joke
— Kevin Murray (@kmurray_uk) March 13, 2021