Canadian sports analyst throws iPad in furious defense of Alphonso Davies after World Cup exit
Canadian sports analyst Sid Seixeiro throws his iPad in furious defense of Alphonso Davies after Canada’s ‘disgusting, low class’ criticism of Bayern Munich star, which saw his team lose all three matches at the World Cup
Sports analyst Sid Seixeiro threw an iPad into Canada’s Breakfast Television TV studios in a stunning defense of Alphonso Davies after being criticized by his country’s press.
Canada crashed out of the World Cup with three consecutive losses to Belgium, Croatia and Morocco on its return to the tournament – the first time in the competition since 1986.
An article in CBC Sports questioned whether the high profile of Bayern Munich star Davies was helping the Canadian side and Seixeiro was furious at any suggestion that Davies would be a negative influence.
The 22-year-old suffered a hamstring injury shortly before the tournament in Qatar, but recovered in time to play in all three games and scored in their defeat in Croatia – his country’s first World Cup goal in men’s football.
Sports analyst Sid Seixeiro threw an iPad into Canada’s Breakfast Television TV studios in response to criticism of Canadian star Alphonso Davies
Canada lost all three games at the World Cup to drop out of the tournament in the group stage
Davies became the first man ever to score at the tournament in Canadian football history
‘Believe it or not, [Alphonso Davies] has caught the attention…and not just from part of the media, it’s from the Canadian media,” Seixeiro said. “Canada Soccer has not earned the right to criticize a child like that, we don’t have the media smart enough to criticize a child like that, because most of the media there watch football once every two or four years and then they want a free trip to write about it.
“Canada Soccer can barely run a fast food restaurant let alone a football federation…they’re lucky to have Alphonso Davies, one of the best players in the world in his position, representing Canada.”
Davies had been criticized for not speaking to any media outlets after each of Canada’s games, but Seixeiro didn’t see it as a problem – instead rounding up to the Canadian soccer media themselves.
“I don’t care if he talks to the media, who wanted a free trip, after the game, I don’t care if he wears an earring, he is injured there, he is injured there, he scored the first [World Cup] goal in his country’s history on the men’s side Sunday, we’re lucky to have this lad.
“Any media member who thinks otherwise is an absolute idiot, and go report everything else, because this is way beyond you.
“This kid is the best thing that ever happened to Canadian football, and this crap sets the sport back years because we don’t know what we have in this country when we have it.
“We’re just used to criticizing because that’s what gets you the clicks, whether you’re Bruce Arthur or this clown from CBC that I pay his salary. I don’t care who it is, we have to respect this man, I don’t want to hear any criticism.
“Never, never rip this kid off again, it’s disgusting, it’s low class, and we need to get better as a country.”
Davies, for his part, made a statement shortly after Canada lost Morocco’s last game and said the future for the team is positive.
He said on social media: “Very proud of this team for everything we have achieved together.
Davies’ goal was one of two goals Canada scored in the World Cup, but the other was an own goal
In a Tweet, he shared how proud he was of Canada at their first performance in 36 years
“We didn’t get the results we wanted at the World Cup, but the future for football in this country looks bright.
“Thank you to all the traveling support for coming all the way to Qatar to support us every step of the way.”
Canada is co-hosting the 2026 World Cup with the United States and Mexico and therefore automatically qualifies.