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Did Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan boo his own players?

Dec 28, 2013, 3:27 PM EDT

What a strange time this is at Cardiff City, where the owner is at war with the fans (or something close to it), and where the strangeness of it all just keeps multiplying.  

If you believe this increasingly kooky series of events could not glide any further off the rails, try this one, lifted directly from the theater of the bizarre: the owner, Vincent Tan, appeared to boo his players after they gave up a two-goal lead, drawing at home with Sunderland in the hours after popular manager Malky Mackay was dismissed in a move described by Tan as “regretfully necessary.”

So you be the judge: is Tan, seen here in the maddening aftermath of Saturday’s draw at home, booing as he leaves the owner’s box?

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  1. turneresq - Dec 28, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    My eyebrow raised watching it live. Sure seemed like he was booing someone or something. Perhaps he was booing the outcome? I suppose that is the charitable conclusion to draw.

    • michaelsmueller - Dec 28, 2013 at 7:23 PM

      I have to agree, it did seem odd, but I think he was more upset with the outcome than with the players.

  2. lunasceiling - Dec 28, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    This guy is either one of the biggest trainwrecks in the history of sports ownership…or he’s a Hall of Fame level troll.

  3. talgrath - Dec 28, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    Some were saying he was booing the refs for the long stoppage time, personally I think he didn’t realize that the boos around the stadium were directed at him and was joining in.

  4. footballer4ever - Dec 29, 2013 at 12:46 AM

    It’s obvious this owner dressed up in the team’s jersey was reacting and booing the refs for the extended playtime which gave the opportunity for something like this to happen. Just before the debacle he was clapping among fans what looked like to be a win.

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