Nottingham Forest boss Billy Davies celebrated his side’s FA Cup third round win over West Ham United in bizarre fashion.
The Championship manager had led his side to a thumping 5-0 win against the Premier League travelers and post match challenged a journalist to a race — the first to a pork pie.
Inevitably, it was one of Davies’ sweetest wins as a manager and he was quick to put previous grudges and difficulties with the media aside. He picked out a journalist who he seemed to be familiar with, as he brought up previous comments and stated that he wanted a race for charity. But the race would be the first to get to a pork pie.
‘Any distance, 100 metres or a 1,000 metres…you name it,’ he said during his post match press conference.
The journalist accepted the challenge, but must now face up to the bizarre of requests from a football manager and fight to the line for a meaty prize.
On the day, Forest tore apart the Hammers. They were clearly hungrier to advance to the next round, which has heaved pressure of West Ham manager Sam Allardyce, as his side also sits second bottom of the Premier League. However, in truth, it seems a little harsh that he should face the sack just now, despite many claiming otherwise.
For Davies, his laid back relations with the media on Sunday summed up his side’s pleasant third round Cup success.
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