Pearce feeds promising Team GB badminton partnership to ‘peckish’ footballers: Under-fire Great Britain coach Stuart Pearce has insisted that it was a ‘sensible footballing decision’ for his squad to kill, cook and eat badminton partners Chris Adcock and Imogen Bankier after a less than satisfactory evening meal in the Olympic Village.

Pearce feeds promising Team GB badminton partnership to ‘peckish’ footballers: Under-fire Great Britain coach Stuart Pearce has insisted that it was a ‘sensible footballing decision’ for his squad to kill, cook and eat badminton partners Chris Adcock and Imogen Bankier after a less than satisfactory evening meal in the Olympic Village.

Chris and Gabby Adcock of Great Britain or Team GB (R) compete against Ma Jin and Xu Chen of China in the badminton Mixed Doubles on Day 6 of the 2016 Rio Olympics at Riocentro - Pavilion 4 on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Chris and Gabby Adcock of Great Britain or Team GB (R) compete against Ma Jin and Xu Chen of China in the badminton Mixed Doubles on Day 6 of the 2016 Rio Olympics at Riocentro - Pavilion 4 on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 11: Chris and Gabby Adcock of Great Britain or Team GB compete against Ma Jin and Xu Chen of China in the badminton Mixed Doubles on Day 6 of the 2016 Rio Olympics at Riocentro - Pavilion 4 on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 11: Chris and Gabby Adcock of Great Britain or Team GB compete against Ma Jin and Xu Chen of China in the badminton Mixed Doubles on Day 6 of the 2016 Rio Olympics at Riocentro - Pavilion 4 on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Chris and Gabby Adcock of Great Britain or Team GB compete against Ma Jin and Xu Chen of China in the badminton Mixed Doubles. 59 | Best Photos From The Rio Olympics

Chris and Gabby Adcock of Great Britain or Team GB compete against Ma Jin and Xu Chen of China in the badminton Mixed Doubles. 59 | Best Photos From The Rio Olympics

Britain's goalkeeper Sarah Hargreaves makes a save during the women's preliminaries Group B handball match Great Britain vs Brazil for the London 2012 Olympics Games on August 1, 2012 at the Copper Box hall in London.

Britain's goalkeeper Sarah Hargreaves makes a save during the women's preliminaries Group B handball match Great Britain vs Brazil for the London 2012 Olympics Games on August 1, 2012 at the Copper Box hall in London.

Romney: "When I Said London Was Not Prepared For The Olympics I Was Referring To Their Badminton Team"  mouthfrog.com

Romney: "When I Said London Was Not Prepared For The Olympics I Was Referring To Their Badminton Team" mouthfrog.com

BBC Sport - Olympics rowing: Glover & Stanning win Gold for Britain! #Olympics #TeamGB #london2012

BBC Sport - Olympics rowing: Glover & Stanning win Gold for Britain! #Olympics #TeamGB #london2012

Japanese badminton player Reiko Shiota shows off her brightly coloured nail polish with depictions of both her country's and the host nation's flags. Her earrings give Britain the tie-breaker.

Japanese badminton player Reiko Shiota shows off her brightly coloured nail polish with depictions of both her country's and the host nation's flags. Her earrings give Britain the tie-breaker.

Marcus Ellis, left, and Chris Langridge of Great Britain on their way to Olympic bronze in the doubles against China’s Chai Biao and Hong Wei.

Marcus Ellis, left, and Chris Langridge of Great Britain on their way to Olympic bronze in the doubles against China’s Chai Biao and Hong Wei.

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