Gareth Ainsworth addresses THAT Maori dance teamtalk that went viral at QPR

Gareth Ainsowrth
(Image credit: QPR)

After leaving his long-term position at Wycombe Wanderers, where he had almost achieved god-like status, Gareth Ainsworth was always going to be under added scrutiny in his next role. 

But after joining QPR, the club he had previously represented with merit as a player, in February, he had no idea just how intense the scrutiny would be. The Englishman was widely mocked by football fans after a video showing him bringing a Maori performer into the QPR dressing room went viral on Twitter

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Ed McCambridge
Staff Writer

Ed is a staff writer at FourFourTwo, working across the magazine and website. A German speaker, he’s been working as a football reporter in Berlin since 2015, predominantly covering the Bundesliga and Germany's national team. Favourite FFT features include an exclusive interview with Jude Bellingham following the youngster’s move to Borussia Dortmund in 2020, a history of the Berlin Derby since the fall of the Wall and a celebration of Kevin Keegan’s playing career.