Sir Alex Ferguson has launched a furious attack on BBC's Match Of The Day pundit Mark "Lauro" Laurensen after the latter made derogatory comments about Chelsea Loss, grand daughter of Joe Loss, Britain's greatest ever bandleader. Chelsea has kept her grandfather's memory alive by touring the country with her own swing band , performing Joe's greatest hits.
The former Republic and Ireland international was appearing on Desert Island Discs and was asked by presenter Kirsty Young why there were no jazz records on his playlist.
Laurenson replied "I can't stand any of that Swing nonsense, especially that Chelsea Loss. She thinks she's some kind of Glenn Miller. She's just like her grandfather, Joe.He didn't have a single original thought in his head either.
I would seriously cast doubts on the sanity of anyone who likes that rubbish".
Sir Alex, who has a whole room in his home dedicated to the late British Big Band leader, was said to be apoplectic with rage at what he regarded as "disrespectful comments about one of the great institutions in British music".
Lauro responded with one of his trademark schoolboy humour comments :
"That guy should have been put in an institution".
Its not known which man the pundit's statement was directed at.