Watford‘s chairman has slammed former membership goalkeeper Ben Foster for his ‘totally incorrect’ YouTube vlogs, and claims he was fined for persevering with them after promising to cease producing them.
The 39-year-old launched the Biking GK YouTube channel throughout the lockdown in 2020, providing followers who couldn’t attend video games as a result of pandemic a glance behind the scenes of coaching and matchdays as an expert footballer.
Nevertheless, the previous Manchester United shotstopper – who’s a free agent after leaving Vicarage Street on the finish of the season – continued to supply movies in 2021-22, together with chest cams at Liverpool to movie goalmouth motion.
Watford’s chairman has slammed former membership goalkeeper Ben Foster for his YouTube blogs
The 39-year-old launched the Biking GK YouTube channel throughout the lockdown in 2020
A podcast was subsequently launched, with the Fozcast – The Ben Foster Podcast, being snapped up completely by Spotify.
However the movies finally started to trigger friction between him and the relegated membership’s hierarchy. Now chatting with the Watford Observer, Scott Duxbury has revealed clauses can be inserted in participant’s contracts to cease comparable incidents occuring.
‘I feel a number of the movies have been disappointing.,’ Duxbury mentioned.
‘Our sporting director, Cristiano Giaretta, met with Ben and requested him to cease. He promised he would, however he didn’t. He was fined.
‘We would like a tradition of excellence at Watford. These movies weren’t that.
He continued to supply movies in 2021-22, together with chest cams to movie goalmouth motion
Scott Duxbury has claimed Foster broke a promise to cease making movies, and was later fined
‘I needed to say publicly on the time that the movies have been totally incorrect and we had fined the participant and requested him to cease, however it simply wasn’t one thing I might do.’
Sportsmail have approached Ben Foster’s representatives for remark.
Duxbury additionally scolded former boss Roy Hodgson after he ignored Hornets followers when their relegation was sealed at Crystal Palace, as an alternative blowing a kiss to the house followers at Selhurst Park.
The previous England coach’s actions outraged the fanbase and that fury was not helped when the 74-year-old mentioned after the 1-0 defeat that the visiting followers at Palace have been ‘sadly a bit too distant’ to acknowledge.
And Duxbury accused Hodgson that ‘phrases failed me’ after seeing what he had accomplished, admitting he was ‘shocked and upset’.
Foster left the Hornets on the finish of the season following their relegation to the Championship
Duxbury additionally scolded former boss Roy Hodgson after he ignored Hornets followers
‘I did strive, after that had occurred, to allude in my programme notes to issues that had occurred which have been past my perception,’ Duxbury added.
‘Even when, as an individual, your coronary heart belongs at one other membership, you might be nonetheless the coach of Watford. You’ve simply completed a match which has seen you relegated and also you ignore your personal followers? No, it’s essential to go to your personal followers and your personal gamers. Phrases failed me.
‘I’ve recognized Roy for a few years and I used to be shocked and upset, however I suppose we should settle for, if not really perceive, his clarification.’
Hodgson confirmed in Might he would depart the membership on the finish of the season and he has since been changed by Rob Edwards.
The previous Forest Inexperienced Rovers boss can be making ready to information the Hornets again to the Premier League from the Championship on the first time of asking.
Hodgson confirmed in Might he would depart and he has since been changed by Rob Edwards