Apparently someone needs to sit Patrick Bamford down and explain the meaning of the word “context” to the kid.
The 22-year-old Chelsea striker has apologized for comments he says were taken “out of context” regarding his ending of a loan stint at Crystal Palace. Those comments — after a disappointing draw where he missed a point-blank opportunity — are here, and seem pretty straight-forward, from the BBC:
“That was my last game for Palace,” he said. “If I were being honest, it has been terrible. No one wants to sit on the bench and not play. It was my decision. The gaffer hasn’t actually spoken to me.”
The only way his quotes are out of context are if the question was, “We know you’re not unhappy, but how would a player sum up their time at Crystal Palace if in fact you were unhappy?”
Cue the apology:
— Patrick Bamford (@Patrick_Bamford) December 30, 2015
Bamford’s loan deal was considered a coup for Palace and the next step in development for a player who scored 17 goals in the Championship on loan for Middlesbrough last season.
Now we learn that he has another goal in addition to finding his on-field form in the Premier League; Either keeping his mouth shut or owning up to a fairly-honest and understandable assessment of a difficult half-season. Nothing wrong with either.