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Danny Dyer: the night I fell out with Blades fan Sean Bean

Filed: Friday, 19th February 2016
By: Staff Writer

Celebrity Hammers fan Danny Dyer has revealed that he almost came to blows to fellow actor Sean Bean over a disagreement about Carlos Tevez.

Canning-Town born Dyer, star guest on this week's KUMB Podcast guest has exclusively revealed how he and Bean, a dyed-in-the-wool Blades follower traded verbal blows following Sheffield United's relegation from the Premiership in 2007.

Speaking in the latest episode of the KUMB Podcast, Dyer told hosts Chris Scull and Bianca Westwood how the Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings star lost his temper after the Hammers pulled off the Great Escape - whilst the Blades were relegated at West Ham's expense.

"We had a massive fall out over all that," revealed Dyer, who currently stars as pub landlord Mick Carter in Eastenders.

"I was doing a film with him. He's on the board at Sheffield United and we had a drink one night. He'd been bottling it up, this thing, and it was after Tevez had got the winner at Manchester United and we stayed up.

"He just switched on me - he called me a 'Cockney bastard' and accused us of cheating. 'What have I done?' I asked him . He admitted it was because of a [purported] Premier League conspiracy.

"I said to him: 'What do you think I am, the Chairman?' But he kept on slinging digs at me and getting the right hump. He'd really been bottling it up, I think he's got shares in the club or something.

"But I had to wear it and I couldn't believe his behaviour, really. He's a passionate football fan but it wasn't my fault! It was down to that poxy agent [Kia Joorabchian], wasn't it."

Dyer with KUMB Podcast hosts Bianca Westwood and Chris Scull. Pic: KUMB Archives.

Dyer - who starred alongside Bean in the 2007 Nick Love movie Outlaw - believes that Bean, like many of his fellow Sheffield United supporters, simply refused to accept their own club's culpability in their relegation from the top flight.

"What he has to understand is that they had 38 games," added Dyer. "What's that got to do with Tevez and Mascherano? They just needed to vent and they wanted to blame us. But he didn't half have the hump with me!

"He's got a real problem. Massive. He's got some severe issues! I won't forget that moment, I didn't quite know how to react. So if any West Ham fans see Sean Bean, go up and sing 'I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles' as loud as you possibly can - and see what sort of reaction you get!"

* You may listen to this week's and all previous editions of the KUMB Podcast here.

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