Fans left absolutely baffled as Chesterfield manager’s ‘accent changes’ halfway through post-match interview | The Sun08/26/2023
CHESTERFIELD manager Paul Cook went viral as he stunned fans during his post-match interview when his voice suddenly changed completely.
Cook led the Spireites to a 1-1 draw with Oldham in a National League clash on Saturday at the Technique Stadium.
The 56-year-old tactician looked back at his team's performance at home and admitted they could have done better against the Latics.
Cook told TNT Sports: "Have we played well? Not particularly. Was there a lot of chances in the game? No.
"You know, Oldham clearly came to get behind the ball and frustrate us – which they done really well.
"You know, for us our keeper; has he made a save? You know, I don't feel we worked Oldham's goalkeeper anywhere enough."
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But then the pitch in his voice completely changed and his tone became heavier as he continued: "But it looked like it was petering out to a 1-0 win."
Fans were left absolutely baffled with some even thinking Cook changed accents.
One supporter tweeted: "Went from scouse to geordie in seconds."
Another commented: "Which one is his real voice and why is this happening?"
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A third posted: "Like they slowed down the audio all of a sudden."
This fan said: "Close your eyes. Poof. Two interviews."
And that one recalled: "This has happened before, I remember."
Cook went on to address the ugly scenes that unfolded after Oldham's late equaliser in the sixth minute of stoppage time.
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Chesterfield goalkeeper Harry Tyrer was then attacked by a fan and supporters fought on the pitch.
Referee Matthew Russell blew his whistle before the game restarted despite there still being a small amount of time to play, but the Spireites' manager insists that was the correct decision.
Cook added: “Unfortunately, at the end there, it can’t go on. When fans come on the pitch we have got to protect the players.
"Oldham have got fantastic supporters, the euphoria of getting a result which is great for them, but player safety is paramount.
"Our goalkeeper has had an altercation, which is not healthy for the game.
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"Player safety, for both teams, is paramount. So I was just disappointed with how the game ended from that point of view.
"I felt the referee was a little bit slow to stop the game, there was a smoke bomb, the game was clearly at the end stages, just get the players off the pitch and be safe.”
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