Former Hull City AFC man accuses Steve Bruce of nepotism

By Sarad Bade Shrestha  |  July 8, 2014

Former Hull City defender Abdoulaye Faye has launched a scathing attack on Tigers’ manager Steve Bruce for favouring his son, Alex, over him last season.

Faye had played an integral role in Hull’s promotion from the Championship to the Premier League during the season before last but saw himself limited to only 3 Premier League appearances last year.

The former Senegalese international has since been released by the Tigers and upon his departure from the KC Stadium, Faye has sensationally claimed that his lack of first team action was down to manager Steve Bruce favouring his son, Alex, over him and insisted that his exclusion from the first team was not justified.

Steve Bruce accused of favouring his son Alex last season by Abdoulaye Faye

Steve Bruce accused of favouring his son Alex last season by Abdoulaye Faye

The defender said, “I’ll say it loudly, coach Steve Bruce dismissed me in favour of his son Alex Bruce. This was a choice that was not explained and was not justified. This situation was so bad that even his team-mates protested whenever they saw him on the bench.”

Now 36-years old, many expected the defender to hang up his boots upon his release by Hull City but the defender has no intention of retiring just yet and even has his sights set on another crack at the Premier League in a couple of years’ time.

Discussing his future, Faye said, “I am currently negotiating with a good English club D2. I wish to play even up to two years in the English Premier League before hanging my boots.”

Faye arrived in England almost 10 years ago, joining Bolton Wanderers and has since forged a successful career for himself, making over 250 appearances in the English game for the likes of Newcastle United, Stoke City, West Ham United and recently Hull City.

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