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Have The FA Got The Balls To 'Do' van Persie?

Have The FA Got The Balls To 'Do' van Persie?

Will the FA take action against Arsenal star Robin van Persie? Doubt it.

Funnily enough, if I put a youtube clip up of the elbow in Carlos Cuellars face they would take action against Vital Villa though!!!

And you can guarantee if this was a Villa player elbowing van Persie, he`d be banged to rights. So will the FA?

Alex McLeish says they should and I concur! It is ok that the ref missed it during the game, he can`t see anything but the replays show very clearly Persie knew exactly what he was doing, he even positioned himself to do it.

McLeish told Sky Sports 'If it was an elbow in the face, yes I would like them to look at it,'

'I don't like to point the finger at players" HAHAHAHAHAHAHA ... sorry, ahem, where was he? Oh yes, "but it's something you don't like to see. I saw it in real time and I haven't seen it again on television, but it looked like he hit him in the face with his elbow. Cuellar is not someone to go down if he hasn't been hurt.'

Regarding the game itself, McLeish added: 'We had a terrible eight minutes. The goal they got gave them a huge lift and they scored the second goal far too quickly after that.

Funny old game.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday January 30 2012
Time: 10:43AM


I don't think it was an elbow at all. It was a "forearm push" for want of a better phrase. It wasn't dangerous at all. That said it was a silly thing to do and he certainly could have walked for it.
30/01/2012 10:58:00
Sounds like sour grapes and is just a terrible way to deflect attention from our capitulation. This incident was after we were already losing. Wonder what McLoser would say if Wenger came out and says that Dunne should have received his second yellow card for the foul that led to the first penalty? Get the F'eck out of Villa!!!!!!
30/01/2012 11:10:00
Already, the media is trying to hound the FA into taking action, just as this article is. I am convinced the FA will find it hard to punish van Persie for this one as there was very little in it. It wasn't intentional or done with any malicious intent and these become important factors. This goes beyond whether the FA has the balls to ban van Persie and all that. It is about the FA being fair.
30/01/2012 12:05:00
Naijagunner should've gone to specsavers
30/01/2012 13:00:00
I love the way Arsenal fans all the a bit of the Arsene Wenger about them. Personally I couldnt care less if they do anything now as its too late to help us - but how anyone can claim it was not deliberate is staggering. He turned and looked at him and then raised his elbow. Its hardly rocket science to work out what the end result will be!! But as the ref was stood right next to him and didnt see it, I wouldnt expect the FA to see it now. Arsenal fans are paranoid like Wenger - they may have played us off the park yesterday second half, but they were also incredibly lucky in many ways!
30/01/2012 13:09:00
The FA won't even have the balls to tell 'Arry he's not getting the England job any more when he gets an inevitably lenient punishment for being dodgier than an Italian cruise ship captain. I expect RvP to, at worse, be warned as to his future conduct and punished with player of the year in May.
30/01/2012 13:18:00
If we're into pointing fingers then you have to wonder why Dunne was still on the pitch after chopping an opponent down in the box and giving away a penalty. I don't get it with all this muck-racking by beaten opponents. Learn to lose gracefully FFS!
Wyn Mills
30/01/2012 13:19:00
If a player assualts another on the football pitch or not then it's a criminal offence. I'd say take legal action, get him a crininal record. There's 50,000 witnesses and video evidence. No one should be allowed to go around doing things like that, unless it's Dion Dublin against Robbie savage, which in my eyes was perfectly legal.
30/01/2012 13:28:00
that ***** mcliesh has got some front, after his so called gentle player nearly ripped ramseys leg off he only sees what he wants to
cornish gooner
30/01/2012 13:30:00
The incompetent ref saw it but chose not to do anything so theres not much the FA can do. RVP has a history of this
30/01/2012 13:39:00
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