As the (lack of) controversy dies down, maybe we can get back to the normal Gordon Ramsay news – oh no, wait – trashy ‘exposes’ is what is normally dished up!
Hopefully this is the end of the Glasgow Rangers and Gordon Ramsay Story
Gordon Ramsay: He shoots, he scores, he tells whoppers, but don’t … – Telegraph.co.uk – United Kingdom
Gordon Ramsay: He shoots, he scores, he tells whoppers, but don’t we all?
As Gordon Ramsay’s football fantasies are exposed, we examine the human tendency to embellish the past
For such a silly, unnecessary lie, Gordon Ramsay’s claim to have played first-team football for Glasgow Rangers, before his career was cut short by an injury, fooled an awful lot of people for an awfully long time.
The claim was not just exaggerated, but patently ridiculous. The Rangers first-team coach who released him, according to the chef, was manager of Dundee at the time. Ramsay seems to have played in one testimonial match, and that was it. But the myth of the tragically injured football star who re-invented himself as a chef grew and grew. It just seemed so plausible. It even explained all those f-words.
Bono blasted for tax dodge – Vancouver Sun – British Columbia, Canada
Loud-mouth celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has had to eat some crow: turns out his claim to have played briefly for Glasgow Rangers, a prominent soccer team, is just plain false.
He has said for years, and wrote in his autobiography, that he played three first-team games with the club, then suffered an injury that made him turn to other work.
Bono flees taxes – Windsor Star – Ontario, Canada
Ramsay’s response: “Any inaccuracies regarding the details of this period,” his public relations guy said, “can be explained by the fact that all this occurred nearly 25 years ago.” Hmm
If Losing it Is Good For You – Gordon Ramsay Must Be a Healthy F$#@ker
Janet Street-Porter: A good tantrum can be better than diplomacy – Independent – London,England,UK
Now we regard a good tantrum as an important part of a good night’s entertainment. Millions tune in to marvel at Gordon Ramsay abusing lousy chefs and second-rate restaurateurs. Kitchen Nightmares USA has replaced boxing as a top combat sport – it’s unmissable. Even better, the hapless Yanks Ramsay abuses pathetically call him Chef Ramsay as they snivel into their sleeves and take the public dressing-down as a life-enhancing experience.
Every episode ends with these pitiful people thanking Ramsay, pictured, for ranting at them about their appalling cooking, their filthy kitchens and their poor interpersonal skills. It’s the modern equivalent of the Papal Inquisition, but instead of thumb-screws we have profanities galore, and instead of heretics, chefs who resort to the microwave and frozen ingredients.
More Wraps for Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares
Do you like to eat? – RantRave | Published Opinion. – Lynnwood,WA,USA
Now, anyone who knows me, knows that one of my passions is culinary arts. So I watch a lot of shows related to that interest. One such show is Gordon Ramsay’s “Kitchen Nightmares.” Why? Because, if you really watch it, and absorb it, you realize that this show is, most the time, about fixing more than just a failing restaurant.
Now, I know how show-biz works, Ramsay is probably the most successful restaurateur on the planet, and deity among chefs, but he’s not a psychologist. Great motivator, but not a psychologist. I’m sure he has a huge stable of advisers for the show, but still…
TV DVD’S – Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
RAMSAY’S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES: COMPLETE SERIES ONE. Profane chef Gordon Ramsay slaps around struggling restaurateurs in eight episodes of his initial UK series, plus four whatever-happened-to update episodes; $25 for two discs, Acorn.
THE F WORD: SERIES ONE. In Ramsay’s follow-up UK show, he berates staffers at his own cafe (Series Two hits shelves March 17); $30 for 9 episodes on three discs, BFS.
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