John Sheridan: 'I could have killed David Friio in Plymouth Argyle clash'
NEW Argyle manager John Sheridan has admitted he 'could have killed' former Pilgrims' favourite David Friio after the pair clashed during a game in November 2003.
Sheridan was playing for Oldham Athletic against Argyle at Home Park when he was sent-off for headbutting Friio after a crude tackle from the French midfielder.
Nine years later, and now the Pilgrims' boss, Sheridan said: "He (Friio) nearly broke my leg. It was a terrible tackle from him.
"It was just one of those things. He was a good player and I was a bit at the end of my career.
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"I met him when we played them (Argyle) at Boundary Park later in the season and we shook hands.
"There was no problem, but I could have killed him at the time."
Friio retains a presence at Home Park, with a picture of the midfielder in the club reception and a mural of him at the Devonport End.
Sheridan said: "He was a good player and they were a good team so I expect to see one or two (pictures)."