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Monday, 11 January 2010

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Juan Knill: Togo gun joke backfires in his face

Football manager, Juan Knill, has been sacked with immediate effect after making a joke about the Togo national team shooting at a press conference.

Speaking in his usual incomprehensible West Country accent, Knill said: 'Before we start this press conference, I heard this cracking joke about the Togo shooting down the pub last night. Want to hear it?'

An awkward silence fell on the room, before one journalist responded: 'Juan, I don't think this is the time or place, do you?'

Never one to shy away from a cheap laugh, however, Knill continued: 'I don't care what you fucking think mate. Here goes... I bet Emmanuel Adebayor didn't run the length of the bus to celebrate in front of the Gunners this time! Ok, first question please.'

The joke, referring to Adebayor's goal celebration against Arsenal in September 2009, was met with negative reaction. The room quickly emptied, with some journalists deciding to throw rotten tomatoes at Knill in disgust.

Even though Juan Knill is well known for his humour within the footballing community, a very important spokesperson from the club described this Togo gag as being 'one step too far.'

'We've been left with no other option than to let Juan go. He was a good manager and much loved by the fans. But as a club, we can't condone his latest joke, even though lots of our boardroom members found it extremely funny,' said the spokesperson.

When asked to apologise and defend himself, Knill jibed: 'I'm not going to apologise. I'll find managerial work elsewhere, no problem. I've heard that Togo are looking for a new gaffer. Maybe I'll give that job a shot.'

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