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Nigel Pearson swears at journalist in heated press conference

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Nigel Pearson saw his Leicester City side clinch only a second point in seven matches following a draw with Hull City on Saturday, but you would think the Foxes had endured a thumping such was the mood of their manager after the game.

Pearson was somewhat prickly (intended) during the post-match exchanges with reporters at the King Power Stadium, with one journalist in particular one the receiving end of an expletive from the exasperated boss.

Unhappy with a persistent line of enquiry from said reporter, Pearson responded an insult following the heated exchange. Pearson could be heard calling the man in question a “prick” once their tete-a-tete had come to an end.

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This is not the first time Pearson has allowed himself to be overcome by his emotions this season. In December he told a heckler among the home support to “fuck off and die”. This resulted in a £10,000 fine and a one-match suspension.

He did, however, avoid any such sanction for a far more unsavoury incident that happened more recently. During his side’s 1-0 defeat to Crystal Palace last month, Pearson strangled opposition midfielder James McArthur after the to had clashed on the touchline.

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Pearson, however, played down the incident, while the Football Association chose not to pursue any disciplinary.

“It was jovial,” Pearson said. “Things happen quickly in games. I was scythed down and we had a little bit of banter. I actually spoke to [McArthur] last night.”

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