Date:Monday September 14 2009
Vital Manchester City regular, mcfcirish sent us the following:
Manchester City 4-Arsenal 2: How many in the media would have predicted that score line first thing Saturday morning?
On Sky TV`s 'Soccer Special' the pundits certainly didn't, with only one going for a draw and the rest going for an away win. City 'needed time to gel' apparently! Well the way it looked to me City have gelled since their trip to the Nou Camp.
Of course a lot of the media's attention was focused post match on Adebayor's goal celebration and the alleged stamp on Robin van Persie. No mind paid to the fact that Adebayor had received appalling abuse for the whole match.
Also ignored was the language van Persie used towards City fans after his goal. (although van Persie does that every time he scores - baring his chest and the 'F' word flowing freely from his mouth).
The majority of Arsenal fans had gone to enjoy what turned out to be a fantastic game of football, however an awful lot more had gone with the intention of causing trouble by being as hostile and abusive towards Addey as possible. Once the goal was scored the 'spark of fury' was lit.
Ade wanted to make his feelings about the last 18 months known and so did the Gunners fans. Hundreds of them streamed forward, baying for blood, crushing those in front of them. Addey did not curse, swear or make a gesture. The bloke just stood there before Shay Given ushered him away.
And now the FA want to punish him for 'enticing the crowd'! Now I'm not for players punching and kicking the crowd...did you hear that Cantona...but players should be allowed to..how can I put it...'stick it' to the crowd. Its BANTER FA not incitement, not violence, kissing a badge and doing a slide hurts NOBODY.
If the FA continue to punish players and let fans off for this kind of behaviour then it will only breed more trouble and add another feather to the PC brigades hat.
Oh and by the way to those in the anti-City brigade, Come and have a go if you think you're hard enough? But it sounds to me like you all for giving but are too scared to take it.
Let the battle begin.
Date:Monday September 14 2009
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