Bruce hits back at Simon Jordan live on talkSPORT after explosive rant at Ryan Fraser

Steve Bruce has leaped to the defence of new addition Ryan Fraser after his old boss Simon Jordan tore into the former Bournemouth man last week.

Jordan, who appointed Bruce manager of Crystal Palace back in 2001, labelled Fraser a “turd” and a “wretched individual” in an explosive attack last week for the handling of his contract situation towards the end of last season – where he failed to agree a new deal and refused to play for the Cherries as a result while they succumbed to relegation.

His rant on talkSPORT did not go unnoticed by Bruce, who has revealed that there is another side to the story, and one that he says he will inform Jordan of.

Here’s what the gaffer said live on talkSPORT this morning:

Good to see Bruce go public in defending his new signing on the exact same channel that have had a few on slating him in recent days.

That said, Jordan has already responded to Bruce’s defence, insisting that he stands by his comments – even if a few of the comments he made were ‘unnecessary’:

While Fraser’s antics did not sit well with me I am willing to give him the benefit of the doubt purely based on the fact that he is a good player – as shallow as that sounds – coupled with the fact there’s always two sides to a story.

He has a history of downing tools when he doesn’t get his own way not only at Bournemouth but at Aberdeen too, which does make you question his attitude should we find ourselves in trouble this season.

The messages from the Scotsman so far seem positive and he is saying all the right things. Now, it’s just the case of walking the walk, and by the sounds of it, he will have his first chance to do exactly that against Blackburn tomorrow night.

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One thought on “Bruce hits back at Simon Jordan live on talkSPORT after explosive rant at Ryan Fraser

  1. Am I missing something here wasn’t Ryan Fraser out of contract and if he had made his mind up to leave Bournemouth he would be jeopardising his chances if he got injured. Other players chose to sign a short extension to their contracts as was their choice Fraser chose not to, his choice. Where is it stated that a player out of contract has to play for his old club. Get over it and stop moaning. Ryan Fraser may or may not be a good player for Newcastle but I’m sure when his contract comes to an end, I for one won’t be expecting him to keep playing for us.


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