Christian Eriksen’s agent slams the lack of ‘sportsmanship’ from Brentford fans as sections of the Bees’ supporters booed the Danish midfielder in 4-0 thrashing of Manchester United… as Brentford owner Matthew Benham apologies to former Bees midfielder
- Christian Eriksen booed by Brentford fans in 4-0 defeat of Manchester United
- The Denmark international’s agent has slammed their lack of ‘sportsmanship’
- Bees owner Matthew Benham has apologised to Eriksen following the incident
- The midfielder enjoyed a stunning six-month spell in west London last season
Christian Eriksen has been contacted by Brentford owner Matthew Benham to express the club’s regret after he was booed by sections of the home crowd during the Bees’ 4-0 win over Manchester United.
The Dane joined United in the summer when his short-term contract with Brentford expired, following a hugely successful return to English football.
Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest at Euro 2020 last year, and was given scant hope of a return to competitive football.
Christian Eriksen was booed by Brentford fans in the Bees’ 4-0 defeat of Manchester United
Yet when he joined Brentford, they gathered 22 points from the 10 matches he started, pulling well clear of relegation trouble.
The midfielder boasted five goal contributions in 11 Premier League outings for the Bees, as he revitalised Thomas Frank’s side.
Benham is understood to have personally contacted Eriksen to apologise and make clear the club’s disappointment at the booing.
Brentford owner Matthew Benham has apologies to the former Bees midfielder this week
The Denmark international enjoyed a stunning six-month spell in west London last season
Eriksen’s agent Martin Schoots said: ‘I don’t think the reaction was the height of sportsmanship.
‘The club did the right thing to react in this way, especially after the difference Christian made last season.’
Eriksen started the defeat at the Brentford Community Stadium in a midfield double pivot for Erik ten Hag’s side, but struggled to make an impact on the game.
The Red Devils currently sit bottom of the Premier League table following defeats in their opening two games of the season.