Nigel Pearson has continued his dispute with Gary Lineker, Danny Murphy and Jermaine Jenas after his touchline throat grab of Crystal Palace star James McArthur came in for criticism on Match Of The Day.
“I thought they were slightly disruptive,” Pearson told the Daily Telegraph.
“I don’t care what they think of me. I pay my tax bill. It [the McArthur incident] is a non-event as far as I’m concerned.
“It’s not helpful when the three fountains of knowledge on Match of the Day make a mountain out of a molehill.
“The lad’s OK. It was very light-hearted.”
Pearson’s line about taxes will come as a particularly cutting blow to Lineker, who was alleged to have taken part in an avoidance scheme by the Sun.
Lineker issued a forceful denial though, and the Sun took down their story.
The Sun has now taken down its story about me from their website. Other papers please note.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) January 31, 2015
Pearson meanwhile remains in a job despite Leicester sitting bottom of the Premier League, telling a fan to “F*** off and die” earlier in the season, and the bizarre McArthur spat.