On the field, Shaun Derry was a combative midfielder whose career took in teams such as Leeds United and QPR; a ‘take no prisoners’ kind of player.
This combative nature and refusal to back down attitude seems to have carried over into his managerial career with regard to the video (below) showing a contretemps between now-Cambridge manager Derry and a group of rival Bristol Rovers fans.
— Marianne Fell (@Mazza8968) March 25, 2016
After losing to Rovers 3-0, Derry seemingly squares up to the small group of fans before telling them to “f*** off and go home”, before walking briskly away saying, “go home you f***ing bag of s**t.”
The poster of the video, Twitter user Marianne Fell (@Mazza8968) says in another Tweet that the confrontation seemingly came from nothing and she hints that it was driven by Derry himself. In the Tweet in question, Marianne states that, “all I heard was them say alright Shaun he went to get in the coach then stormed off to them.”
However, just like a coin, it appears that there may well be two sides to this incident as develops in a conversation thread springing from the video. Twitter user Paul Keogh (@PekayRocks) hints at this saying, “they said a little more than that!!” Marianne replies to this stating that she can only report what she heard which causes Paul to fire back with, “so there was no “unlucky you mug ” as reported elsewhere?”
As of writing, there is no official statement from either club.