Sean Dyche bit off the hand of a man who last summer offered him the chance for Burnley to be two or three wins away from safety with nine matches of the season left.
The shocking incident occurred last August, as Burnley were preparing to start their Premier League campaign and Dyche was on a brief holiday in Marbella.
A witness said: “Dychie was walking along by the sea with his wife eating an ice cream – a proper traditional 99 with a flake, not any of this cookies and cream nonsense.
“There was a group of English youngsters who recognised him. They stopped to swap a few handshakes and smiles – it was all very pleasant at first.
“Then I heard one of them say ‘Hey mate, I can give you the chance to be on 32 points in 13th after 29 matches played if you like’, and he held his hand out.
“You could see Dyche thinking about it for a couple of seconds. Then he said to his wife ‘Hold my ice cream please, love’ and he just bowed his head down and went straight for the wrist.
“It was all over after four or five bites. Dyche said ‘sorry about that, had to do it’ and picked the fella’s hand up from the sand before passing it back to him.
“You could see passers-by were shocked, but then they see a lot of pissed and angry English tourists, it maybe wasn’t anything too out of the ordinary for them.”
The witness said that as far as he was aware, the man had his hand sown back on at considerable cost by a rip-off private medical service for tourists, and decided not to report the incident.
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