Mackie hits out at Diouf
Jamie Mackie has blasted Blackburn's El-Hadji Diouf for goading him while he was injured with a broken leg.
Last Updated: 10/01/11 8:53am
Queens Park Rangers striker Jamie Mackie has blasted Blackburn forward El-Hadji Diouf for goading him while he was injured with a broken leg.
Mackie suffered a double leg break in a full-blooded challenge with Rovers' Gael Givet in Saturday's FA Cup tie, a game Blackburn won 1-0.
However, it was the first-half flashpoint which stole the headlines with Diouf taking the time to abuse Mackie while he was down injured.
The Senegalese winger's actions went down like a lead balloon with Rangers' players, who naturally came to the defence of their team-mate.
Mackie, who is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines, was stunned by Diouf's reaction and called the former Liverpool man a 'disgrace'.
QPR boss Neil Warnock did not pull his punches in the post-match conference and now Mackie has taken his turn in lashing out.
"I'm lying on the floor with a bad injury and even his team-mates were embarrassed by what Diouf was saying," explained Mackie.
"It's hard for me to even repeat what he said. He called me a disgrace - but that wasn't the worst of it. He said: 'F*** you and f*** your leg'.
"There are some great lads in football and there are some who aren't - and he's in the ones who aren't.
"Most of us would never wish bad things on people. But he's different.
"There's no room for that in the game - and in my opinion he's an absolute disgrace.
"I'm trying hard not to think about Diouf. That's because when I do it makes me want to snap my cast off and run up there and find him.
"It's disgusting what he did. People like him need to be highlighted.
"There's no place in football for the likes of Diouf. There's a line and he crossed it. Diouf was repulsive.
"It was never my intention to try and hurt the lad - I never do that. I went for the ball and came out worst.
"It's a devastating blow for me but there's no way I'm going to feel sorry for myself.
"The pain is ridiculous. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.
"Other than Diouf, I have to say that all of the Blackburn staff were unbelievable. They could not have done more for me."