What Sheffield Wednesday manager Garry Monk said about Grant McCann’s accusation of ‘ridiculous’ and ‘sad’ hospitality shown towards Hull City
Garry Monk said he was unaware of Hull City complaints about the level of hospitality offered to them by Sheffield Wednesday, with Tigers boss Grant McCann describing the alleged actions of club staff as ‘sad’.
In a remarkable post-match press conference McCann launched an extraordinary attack on what he suggested was a deliberate ploy to disrupt the Tigers’ preparations for the fixture.
The Owls stand accused of switching off electric plugs in the away changing room in order to prevent them from playing music.
The Northern Irishman described the alleged actions of Wednesday as ‘sad’ and ‘ridiculous’.
He also expressed his displeasure at being asked to park his car a ‘10 minute walk’ from the stadium, claiming it was unusual for opposition managers not to be able to park directly outside the ground.
Asked about the claims after Wednesday crashed to a 1-0 defeat at Hillsborough, Monk denied any knowledge of the Hull gripes.
“I don’t know anything about that,” he said, “I don’t know anything about that being the case.
“I don’t hand out the parking spaces. I park 15 minutes away, just so you know.
“I honestly don’t know anything about that.”
In a rant that dominated his post-match press conference, McCann said:
“Sheffield Wednesday tried to knock us, even when we arrived at the stadium.
“They made me park 10 minutes away in the car, which was strange.
“They turned all the plugs off in the changing room so we couldn’t play any music.
“These things are here to test you, it didn’t fault us, we got our head down and worked hard.
“The hospitality wasn’t very good here I’ve got to say, the stewards were arguing with my staff before the game. It was ridiculous to be honest.
“But we focused on the football and got the job done.
“If you come to the KCOM you couldn’t be more looked after. The stuff that away teams get there and how friendly our staff are there, I think it’s really sad that people can do that to opposition teams.”