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.

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.

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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