Former Crystal Palace owner, Simon Jordan,” has described as ridiculous Jordan Henderson’s suggestion that he did move to Saudi Arabia for more than the money.
Jordan pulled no punches on Henderson’s claim that his move is a ‘positive thing’.
Henderson responded to the backlash from LGBTQ groups.
Jordan slammed the suggestions that sports stars can change Saudi’s culture, describing it as ‘a load of old rubbish’.
“It’s ridiculous for him to say that he hasn’t gone to Saudi predominantly for the money,” he said on talkSPORT.
“I don’t care if he has gone there for the money or not, but the bottom-line is that’s what he’s gone there for.
“In the same way Phil Mickleson started playing on the LIV Golf tour for the money and then started to give us a load of old pony about diversity and inclusion and bringing forward a society that was in certain ways not where it needed to be.
“I don’t blame Jordan Henderson for going there for an inordinate amount of money for the age he is, and at this stage of his career if someone is foolhardy enough to pay him whatever the money it is he’s getting at his age, then that’s on them.
“He was the one that people attributed a lot of noise around his support of certain communities, and I’ve no issue with his support of those communities if he wants to follow through that support…”