When Game of Thrones star Sean Bean rowed with Premier League boss Neil Warnock and ‘made his wife cry’


When Game of Thrones star Sean Bean rowed with Premier League boss Neil Warnock and ‘made his wife cry’

Game of Thrones has entered its final season and just like many of its characters, Premier League bosses are currently trying to avoid the chop.

Famed for its high mortality rate, the show used to star former Sheffield United director Sean Bean – a man who once rowed with Neil Warnock and, allegedly, made his wife and son cry.

Game of Thrones star Sean Bean and Neil Warnock have differing versions of the events of 2007

Bean, who played luckless Ned Stark in the HBO hit, is a famous Blades fan and was on the club’s board for five years between 2002 and 2007.

He helped the club get themselves back into the Premier League for the first time since their 1994 relegation when Warnock led the team to a second place Championship finish in 2006.

The one-year spell back in the top-flight didn’t go to plan though, with Sheffield United succumbing to relegation on the final day of the campaign with a creditable 39-point haul.

And it was here Bean and Warnock clashed in what we’d like to think was coined the Battle of the Bastards – just like episode nine of Game of Thrones’ sixth season.