Stoke City chairman Peter Coates has challenged John Hartson to a dance-off in response to the former Wales centre-forward’s comments about Victor Moses on Match of the Day 2.
The Potters supremo was left fuming and quite possibly spitting feathers too when Hartson launched into an astonishing broadside, issued verbal volleys and plain old slated Moses for his
blatant perceived dive to win a penalty in Sunday’s 2-1 win over Swansea City.
Swans boss Garry Monk had previously gone completely spare at the award of a penalty, grabbing the mic from the BBC’s post-match interviewer and trash-talking referee Michael Oliver in the inimitable style of a WWE wrestler.
His Stoke counterpart Mark Hughes took issue with the rant, insisting that Moses was undergoing therapy in order to assuage the flashbacks elicited by “such a savage attack”.
Hartson then waded in with his considered and televised opinion of Moses as “a right spiv”, before Stoke City chairman Peter Coates – for that is his name – got all up in his face about it.
Speaking indirectly to Hartson via Football Burp, Coates proposed a competitive street dance.
He roared: “Let’s see you dance, sucka – you got nothin’ on me.
“It’s on, Johnny boy. You better believe it’s on. And when I say that, I mean you’re getting effed in the A – you’re getting served, son.
“I really can’t stress that enough.”
Hartson was unavailable for comment as he was halfway through a pack of steak-flavoured McCoy’s.