Outspoken Derek Beaumont blasts Jon Wilkin in bizarre rant

No one will ever shut up Leigh owner Derek Beaumont and the vociferous owner has come out in defence of his club against BBC pundit Jon Wilkin.

Ahead of tonight’s game against Wigan, Beaumont wrote in the pre-match programme that Wilkin “wants to give his head a wobble and maybe that tash will fall off at the same time,” in a quite bizarre rant.

Beaumont had directed his anger at Wilkin, who had made a number of less-than pleasant comments about how John Duffy’s side were performing in 2021.

“It is easy for many to write our team and club off, and it really does grate me, although coming off social media I am able to avoid it; well, almost, as unfortunately I still watch some of the coverage on Sky and BBC and it is very displeasing to see an ex-professional player embarrass themselves with their comments,” Beaumont wrote.

“I didn’t actually watch the BBC highlights show covering our game against Saints but was sent a short snippet of the comments of Wilkin whom in my opinion appears to have a clear agenda against Leigh based on many comments over a prolonged period, and in particular this year starting with the warm up game against Saints for Tommy Makinson’s testimonial aired on Our League.

“His intentions to discredit Leigh and in my opinion wind up our fans, many of whom I believe complained to the BBC, is so much so that it actually clouds his judgement.

“In his comments to Tanya Arnold he states on three occasions within a 13 second period ‘that Saints were just better than Leigh’,

“Jon wants to give his head a wobble and maybe that tash will fall off at the same time.”

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