West Brom fans mock Neil Warnock as Middlesbrough boss rows with officials
West Brom supporters took an early opportunity to mock Middlesbrough manager Neil Warnock at The Hawthorns on Saturday afternoon.
The 72-year-old came into the Championship clash under huge pressure with reports that his job was on the line with a defeat to the West Midlands side.
Albion fans sought to pile the pressure on the beleaguered Boro boss in the opening 30 minutes, as BirminghamLive journalist Joe Chapman shared via his personal Twitter profile.
He wrote: “‘There’s one Gary Megson’, comes the chant from the Albion fans, as Neil Warnock argues with the officials about a decision.”
Chapman also tweeted that Warnock was left “raging” by the decision from the officials.
The bad blood with Warnock stems from the infamous ‘Battle of Bramall Lane’ in March 2002, when tensions spilt over between West Brom and Sheffield United.
Warnock was in charge of the Blades while Megson was Baggies boss.
There were numerous red cards and the game was abandoned in the 82nd minute as the home side were short of players, and subsequently, Albion were awarded a 3-0 win.
Megson and Warnock clashed after the game as well, sparking a long-standing feud, and it appears that, nearly 20 years later, it has not been forgotten.
Ultimately, Warnock left the happier man at The Hawthorns on Saturday evening as his side claimed a 1-1 draw against one of the favourites for promotion, and possibly earned him a stay of execution as Boro boss.
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