Former Super Eagles forward Peter Odemwingie has slammed the British media for the lack of truth in their stories after the media in England sensationally reported his failed move to QPR.
Odemwingie says British media isn’t interested in the truth but sensational stories that go viral. The former Stoke City and West Brom striker said this in an interview with journalists where he stated that the mainstream media do not care about the truth.
“Everything was agreed, but actually I didn’t know that one of the terms was that they (West Brom) were getting (Junior) Hoilett and (if I had known that) I would have never driven to London,” he said.
“Even Harry Redknapp the then QPR Manager said on Radio sometimes last year that they told me to come, he made the confession. However, you know the mainstream media don’t care about the truth,’ Osaze said.
“They [media] only want sensation, ‘A guy turned up at the stadium, trying to force a move, look at this’ Wow, wow! If you give them the truth, they believe no one is interested in it since it’s not sensational stuff, and that is the world we live in today, there is politics about everything we see today. The truth is not what everyone is interested in, the story was all over the place because it was sensational, it made me more popular in some way and I decided to pick positives out of the situation.”
The 37-year-old, who netted 36 goals in 129 Premier League appearances between 2010 and 2016 retired from international football in April 2019.