AXED Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has blamed a “shadowy ostrich cabal” for his dismissal.
Pearson won plaudits for keeping Leicester in the Premier League last season, but continually insisted that he was being undermined from within by a hostile ostrich faction.
The club parted company with Pearson on Tuesday, in a move the 51-year old insisted “had ostrich prints all over it.”
Pearson said: “All year, we’ve been thwarted by their sinister, feathery intrigues. We’ve had to play every match against eleven men, plus the referee, plus a malevolent group of large, flightless birds.”
Pearson added that he had proof that an ostrich, or team of ostriches, had pulled the strings to get him fired, claiming that only the Struthio camelus was able to manipulate the Leicester board into axing him thanks to its natural avian cunning.
Wayne Hayes, an ostrich, said: “Nigel Pearson was sacked because he fought with the owners, insulted fans, and constantly made ludicrous allegations about Machiavellian ostriches.
“His well-publicised love of exotic eggs, ostrich leather shoes, and black and white feather dusters had nothing whatsoever to do with it.”