Fans are buzzing for Roy Hodgson and Harry the Hornet’s showdown at Watford

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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.



Watford mascot Harry the Hornet dives on the floor at the final whistle mocking Wilfred Zaha of Palace during the Premier League match between Watford and Crystal Palace at Vicarage Road on December 26, 2016 in Watford, England.
Harry the Hornet leapt on the ground to mock Wilfred Zha in 2018,

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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Crystal Palace's English manager Roy Hodgson during the FA Cup quarter-final football match between Watford and Crystal Palace at Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford, north of London on March 16, 2019.
Roy Hodgson could meet Harry the Hornet at Watford for the first time.

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.



Harry the Hornet, Mascot of Watford enjoys the pre match atmosphere prior to the Premier League match between Watford FC and Manchester United at Vicarage Road on December 22, 2019 in Watford, United Kingdom.
Harry the Hornet enjoys his time in the Premier League with Watford

“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.



Watford manager Claudio Ranieri during the Premier League match between Watford and West Ham United at Vicarage Road on December 28, 2021 in Watford, England.
Claudio Ranieri, a Watford employee, was dismissed after a poor run in form

“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.”