Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood is an intense individual. If a game goes by where he isn’t seen flipping out on the sidelines, it’s an anomaly.
But in yesterday’s game against Sunderland, Sherwood raised the bar on his own intensity, and at something of a personal cost. After the team was denied a penalty, Sherwood got MAD and kicked a water bottle in frustration. Yes, you read correctly. A WATER BOTTLE.
Aston and Sunderland ended up drawing 2-2, but Sherwood did not walk away unscathed. Speaking to Aston’s official website, Sherwood explained that because he kicked the bottle, he snapped his hamstring.
“I’ve done my hamstring. I never did it as a player. I have now done it as a manager. I was going to kick the bottles forward but there were too many people so I thought I’d be polite and backheel them and snapped my hamstring. It feels bad. I must have looked like a spoiled brat. I tell my kids not to behave like that. Before today, I thought I had calmed down.”