Incredibly, there’s one man in the entire sporting universe capable of killing the Christmas party spirit even more than R.A. Dickey. Say hello to Blackburn manager Henning Berg (not shown above) , who stomped out of Rovers’ annual holiday soiree Monday after being encouraged to dance with “a Michael Jackson wig” atop his bald head. The Guardian supplies Berg’s reluctant reply upon being asked to explain himself.
The club sought to clarify the situation on Wednesday morning via a statement on their official website, where Berg explained: “I was asked to do things which were not the right things for me to do as the manager, considering our league position and form.” The statement added he left at 9.30pm as planned.
Speaking in public for the first time since the incident the 43-year-old made it clear he did not wish to discuss the matter further. “You’ve probably seen the club statement that we sent out and I think that explains how we feel about it – myself and the club,” he said.
Asked whether holding a Christmas party was a wise move, considering Blackburn were relegated from the Premier League earlier this year amid a raft of off-field controversies, Berg said: “Like I said, we put a statement out.”