Roy Hodgson will meet with him “disgraceful”Harry the Hornet, Harry the Nemesis at Watford. He slammed the Premier League Mascot while Crystal Palace boss in 2018.
The Liverpool and ex-England manager lashed at Harry for “diving” in a bid mock Wilfried Zaha.
Hodgson will take over Watford after the dismissal of Claudio Ranieri. He is due to meet the famous mascot who is looking forward to being back in the top flight again this season.
Fans are excited to see the meeting and hope cameras will capture it.
One fan joked: “Thinking about recent history with Watford and Harry the Hornet, the appointment of Roy Hodgson could be the most bizarre decision imaginable.”
The second: “Harry the Hornet had better arrive an hour early for training, run extra laps, and have a cup of tea ready every day if Roy Hodgson joins.”
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The third was continued: “Roy Hodgson and Harry the Hornet are going to have a very awkward first meet.”
With a fourth laugh: “Maybe he just had a bee in his bonnet that day.”
Hodgson stated that Hodgson said the following in 2018. “If you’re asking me whether Harry the Hornet, who I presume is the mascot, should dive in that way, I think it’s disgraceful.
“Because that’s not what football matches are about. If it’s provoking the crowd into looking for something that’s not there, it should be stopped.
“Wilf Zaha will not dive to avoid penalties.
“He gets knocked over sometimes – sometimes he gets knocked over or unbalanced without it being a penalty or a foul – because he runs at such speed and has such agility with the ball. But he certainly doesn’t dive.
“But of course teams try to take every advantage they can.
“It would disappoint me if the Palace Mascot did something similar to incite the crowd against an enemy.
“And if I found out about it, I would stop it.”