Bent was deeply frustrated when Fabio Capello failed to name him in the last England squad despite being the second-highest English goalscorer this season, so it would not be a surprise if Collymore touched a nerve when he wrote in The Daily Mirror on Monday that the Sunderland striker lacks “touch, awareness of space and an appreciation of team-mates’ positioning”, leaving Carlton Cole and Bobby Zamora likelier selections for South Africa.
It would not be the first time that Bent has used a social networking site to air his grievances. The 26 year-old caused a storm last July when he used his Twitter page, db10thetruth, to engineer a move from Tottenham to Sunderland by lambasting Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.
He wrote: “Do I wanna go Hull City NO. Do I wanna go stoke NO do I wanna go sunderland YES so stop f****** around levy [sic].”
Watch this space.
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