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Brown Preaches Professional Standards to Altidore
SI.com, October 27th, 2009 3:15PM

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Hull City manager Phil Brown is trying to impress some standards on young American striker Jozy Altidore. Brown axed Altidore from the Hull City match-day squad when Altidore arrived just 50 minutes before kickoff, instead 90 minutes. Altidore then issued a public apology via Twitter that only angered Brown further.

Brown says Altidore will need to work to merit his place back in the squd. "He'll be back in contention for the weekend but it's up to him now to prove he's deserving of a place," Brown told the Hull Daily Mail. "He's 19, he's at the beginning of his career but Jozy is being paid an awful lot of money to play professional football and it's part and parcel of his working life to be professional. The word professional to me means that you do everything right, even when people are not looking at you."

Regarding the Twitter gaffe, Brown said: "In his head he was maybe trying to do the right thing. The way of the world has moved on but old-fashioned beliefs and standards must be maintained. You have standards that you set yourself in any walk of life and you should never compromise them. Yes, you can cut people some slack in given situations, but not on a matchday. It's what you prepare for all week and to come in an hour and a half before a game shouldn't be too much to ask. To be 35 or 40 minutes late, it just beggars belief."

 

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