Former Derby County player Peter Shilton has been shelled on social media after his apparent lack of knowledge about Marcelo Bielsa’s nationality.



A video posted by @CREATIVElead on Twitter showed Shilton unaware of Marcelo Bielsa’s nationality when he was live on Sky Sports, confusing the Argentine to be an Italian.

While the error could have been harmlessly sidelined, Shilton made a further comment which caused a furore on social media.

When he was informed that Bielsa was not an Italian but an Argentine, Shilton replied “Oh is he? Makes it even worse then, doesn’t it?”

The eight-second video has crossed 147K views on Twitter. While it is common knowledge that the English and the Argentinians are not friends when it comes to national team football, many Leeds United felt that Shilton’s additional comment was unnecessary and racist at its core.

Shilton’s controversial comment came after Leeds United coach Marcelo Bielsa’s “Spygate” scandal came into limelight.

Check out the video below –



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9 comments
  1. Another Dick head pundit on sky having a dig at Leeds and our Manager, it’s becoming a form of school ground bulling – the verbal diarrhoea brigade

  2. Shilton brilliant keeper but not a brilliant brain Shilton collymore jenas famous Leeds united haters but do we care nope they need to get over it

  3. Oh dear more sad people jumping the bandwagon on Leeds Shilton and Collymore ex wife beaters and more . lampard at Chelsea when so called spying went on so frank hand back ya medals.

  4. Football is a competitive game which replaces WAR.
    Let’s not forget all’s fair in love and war shall we. Which General would reject spying tactics for instance.
    I feel really sorry for these nobodies on TV shows trying to outdo a Genius, it’s pathetic and just shows them up.
    I always turn off the commentaries on matches on TV because I can see for myself that someone had just passed the ball or had missed a goal scoring chance I don’t need some jumped up nobody to confirm it thank you.

  5. has anybody thought about taking this up with
    1, the police
    2,the kick it out brigade
    3,lawyers
    4, the fa on grounds of racism
    5, the E F L on the same grounds
    6,SKY SPORTS which was encouraging shilton (jim white)

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