Bolton chairman says Swann’s comments reminded him of an Aesop fable

Bolton Wanderers chairman Ken Anderson has responded to Peter Swann’s comments regarding the financial situation at the Lancashire club, saying they reminded him of an Aesop fable.

“On Thursday evening, I was very surprised to hear the comments made by Scunthorpe United chairman Peter Swann.

“His opinion on this matter does not really justify a response from me other than to say it reminded me of the Aesop’s fable about the fox and the grapes!”

For those unfamiliar with Aesop’s fable, here is an excerpt from Wikipedia:

Driven by hunger, a fox tried to reach some grapes hanging high on the vine but was unable to, although he leaped with all his strength. As he went away, the fox remarked ‘Oh, you aren’t even ripe yet! I don’t need any sour grapes.’ People who speak disparagingly of things that they cannot attain would do well to apply this story to themselves.

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Written by Will Montag

Will Montag is an English Literature graduate of Manchester Metropolitan University. He is an avid reader of fiction, and a lifelong Iron fan. Will enjoys various outdoor pursuits in his spare time.

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