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Redknapp: 'I'm innocent!' (AUDIO)


Following the dramatic news that Harry Redknapp was arrested in relation to the Football Corruption investigation, the Pompey boss came out with all guns blazing blasting the Police for arriving to his house at 6am with photographers from national tabloids, search his house whilst his wife was home alone. Redknapp was watching the Stuttgart vs Rangers match in the Champions League and was in transit on his way back to the country when police arrived.

Redknapp, who had thrown his name into the hat for the England job, denied he did anything that could be seen as wrong, claiming that the club has never carried out any transfer in an unjust manner. He also believes staunchly that he is only involved because he is high profile.

The 60-year old was arrested along with Portsmouth chief executive Peter Storrie, ex-Chairman Milan Mandaric, former player Amdy Faye, now of Glasgow Rangers, and his agent Willie McKay.

Audio Length: 5 Min 35 Sec

To listen to Harry respond to the last 24 hours CLICK HERE




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Date:Thursday November 29 2007

Time: 1:37PM

Your Comments

Renknapp - "I'm Innocent!" The rest of the world - "Yeah right!!!" lol
DeanoVilla
i believe that 'arry is innocent and it appears that he has been proven so, so hopefully these 'tabliods' that have dragged his name through the mud can help smooth things out - he's no angel, but he isnt a crook.
pompeyrug
this is well worth listening to fellas, 'arry isnt amused and he does explain things - yet it typical 'arry fashion he also has plenty of laughs at the whole thing. what a legend.
pompeyrug
Watched it live on Setanta and he sure was livid but kept his sense of humour as always. Give it a listen it helps balance some of the rubbish batted about in the gutter press this morning!!
eastneydave
couldnt agree more, god bless 'arry who did himself proud with this.
pompeyrug
Good for Harry. Very strong and credible performance. I believe him! I couldn't listen to the link on this page as my work firewall wont allow it. But watched on Setanta website. Interestingly they cut out a short chunk where he clearly says what the investigation is about . I guess the 'lawyers' were worried about it all being 'aledgedly'.
NorthStandDan
his name was linked with the whole Lord Stevens investigation now for months this is just the blowup of the investigation, its good to hear 'arry himself clear up the story and Im really glad that its all crock, because if Harry left we would be in dire straits
whitestones
The fact that the police had press photographers in tow is absolutely appalling - where do they get off doing that?! I don't blame Harry for being upset about that. I believe he's innocent too, it has to be said that the way this has been conducted has been done to make him look as guilty as possible, and to play on the del-boy image and that awful Panorama programme, where they dragged his name through the mud without a shred of actual evidence.
tracyc
Top man Harry. Pompey fans should boycott the scum gutter press.
NinjaTim
In fact, I suggest it here......we should boycott the red top tabloids - all of 'em.
NinjaTim
Deanovilla - you may well make these snidy comments, but do you realise it makes it more likely than before you'll lose O'Neill to the England job?
tracyc
I fully agree with the boycott of the red tops. I only read them if I pick them up on the train, I also back Tracy over tghe whole manner in which HR has been treated - just because he is a cockney sparrow wide boy does not make hime a crook!!
eastneydave
I wonder who in the police got paid how much for bringing the press photographers in. Its a scandal.
tracyc
Good point Tracy. It's typical of the tabloid-driven *****e society that we're sinking to in this country. Someone in the Old Bill out to make a name for himself I guess. No wonder people have no respect for them....as for the red-top papers, they are beyond contempt.
NinjaTim
scandelous that he got dragged in, BUT Deanovilla is spot on. us pompey fans will know he is innocent, but the amount of times he has been cought up in the past, people really will go "yeah right". that will cut his backing for the england job, so he will stay with us, but to be honest, does it matter what they think of our manager? just so long as we play good football, entertain, and win, im happy.
pompeycarpet
soory havent had time to read all the comments but i have always had a very strong diliking/mistrust of Willie Mckay. My advice to Matty taylor is "sack him"
plymouth graham
If it helps, Harry, Milan etc were arrested for Conspiarcy to ........ This means that even the tea lady could get ropped in. So the wicked police arrest everybody who might know something. Give them a hard time and hope one or two put their hands up or give evidence against the main culprits. Good old Harry was having none of it. The man is god and he deserves everbodys support.
pompeyfrance
and he is getting it isnt he pompeyfrance - well from us and his 'true friends' anyway isnt he... by the way i havent seen you on here before mate, so welcome to our vital pompey community - hopefully you stick with us for the long term...
pompeyrug
i dont buy the papers anyway, but i am even less likely too now - the same people that were calling for him to be the england manager hung him out to dry a couple of days later... scum!
pompeyrug
first time but always read vital pompey. Got so incensed about the way it was done and was so impressed by Harrys reaction - not that of a guilty man!! Does he know what support we are giving him?
pompeyfrance
i think alot of people are the same mate, they read but dont comment, which is fair enough. eventually most do break their silence tho :-) and when they do they dont turn back... 'arry know that the pompey fans, his real friends and family and in all fairness many other teams fans are supportive of him - and i think he will find this out at the fortress tomorrow! i expect him to get a fantastic reception.
pompeyrug
I'd just like to say that the treatment of HR was horrible. I do not think he is involved in anything and I wonder, as he said it himself, why wasn't he asked to go and have a chat with the police instead of being woken up at home at 6 am. He has my support in this. Cheers.
G4L
cheers G4L its nice to hear an opposing voice agreeing with the argument and backing 'arry all the way - good man.
pompeyrug
he wasnt woken up at 6am in the morning, as he was in germany then...but his WIFE was ;-) - he was actually asked to go to the police for a chat. and the reason was, that it would mean that 'arry and peter storrie wouldnt have a chance to agree a story (no pun intended) before hand.
pompeycarpet
 

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