- Parkinson ‘disappointed’ with striker ‘shouting down tunnel’
- Sharp also hit out at non-league side before FA Cup replay
Phil Parkinson denied allegations from Sheffield United’s captain, Billy Sharp, that Wrexham had been “disrespectful” in the buildup to their FA Cup fourth-round replay, before then accusing Sharp of being disrespectful himself following a thrilling tie at Bramall Lane.
The Championship side ultimately ended Wrexham’s fairytale run in this season’s cup as two late goals from Sharp and Sander Berge secured a 3-1 win and a meeting with Tottenham in the next round. But Sharp then launched an onslaught towards the non-league side, saying he was glad they had knocked Wrexham out after what he perceived to be a disrespectful approach from some of their players.
Sharp told ITV: “I think they’ve been disrespectful with a few things before the game, thinking they were already through. I’m glad we’ve beat them. They’re doing well in their league, we’re doing well in ours, but I wasn’t happy with a few of their players.
“I wasn’t happy with the way they’ve been as a club before the game, eyeing up Spurs. They’ve not even beat us.”
Written by Aaron Bower at Bramall Lane
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/feb/07/parkinson-denies-claims-that-wrexham-had-disrespected-sheffield-united under the title “Wrexham deny ‘disrespecting’ Sheffield United and point finger at Billy Sharp”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.