Local News 1.9.2016 04:24 pm

Baxter has lost respect for Mosimane

Pitso Mosimane and Stuart Baxter during the Absa Premiership press conference. (Photo by Duif du Toit / Gallo Images)

Pitso Mosimane and Stuart Baxter during the Absa Premiership press conference. (Photo by Duif du Toit / Gallo Images)

‘I have to say he’s gone down in my estimations. I don’t know who Pitso was angry at.’

SuperSport United Stuart Baxter says he has lost respect for Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane following his quarrel with match officials on Sunday afternoon.

Mosimanne argued with match officials on Sunday afternoon ahead of his team’s clash with United over which side of the field his side will use to warm up before the game. Sundowns had requested to use the northern half of the field to warm up and for their bench to use.

When he didn’t get his, Mosimane insisted his team use the northern half of the field, resulting in both Matsatsantsa and the Brazilians warming up on the same half.

“Our warm up was totally compromised, because they were running in and out of our side of the pitch,” Baxter told The Sowetan.

“And then the comments that Pitso has made – either the insinuation that we (SuperSport) did wrong, or the shouting and swearing in the game – I think it diminishes the respect that people have for him.

“But the way he behaved was not fitting, and I’m sure a lot of his former friends at SuperSport will have lost respect for him. And I have to say he’s gone down in my estimations. I don’t know who Pitso was angry at.

“I hope he’s directing it at the league. Even if he was, I still don’t understand why he’s even directing it at the league.”

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