As you may have noticed, I have taken my time to give you my feedback, having been in shock for a couple of days and more angry than sensible in the last few days, I am starting to look at the incident more objectively. A massive thank you to Debs, who yet again shared her opinions with us yesterday and helped some of us to put the incident into perspective.
The question I ask you now, is whether Ryan Shawcross should be banned for as long as Ramsey is injured?
Let’s look at the argument for and against…
Let’s start by looking at the early years of Ryan Shawcross when he was played for Man United’s reserves in Belgian.
The player you see writhing around in agony broke his leg and the perpetrator – indeed – was none other than Ryan Shawcross.
In fact Ryan has broken many a leg / ankle, the lad in the video, Francis Jeffers and Aaron Ramsey – not to mention that he nearly did it to Emmanuel Adebayor. So to say that Ryan is not that kind of person is a) wrong, b) misleading and c) sickening.
“Sir Alex rang Ryan after the game on Sunday to give him his support and told him that he shouldn’t miss out on England duty. These things do happen, unfortunately, and Sir Alex still thinks a lot of Ryan after having him for so long at Manchester United. He knows him as well as I do and knows he is not the sort of player to go out to deliberately hurt anyone. Sir Alex had obviously seen the incident and believed, like I do, that it was an accident. He told him he will get over it, even though he knows he’s hurting now. Ryan really appreciated the call and it’s given him a bit of a lift at a very difficult time.”
Remember the Ade incident?
Adebayor sustained his injury in a heavy tackle by Potters defender Shawcross, while winger Theo Walcott (shoulder) and right back Bacary Sagna (ankle) were also hurt during the clash. At the time Arsene said this…
‘Do you think Delap tried to play the ball when he tackled Walcott? Or that Shawcross tried to play the ball when he tackled Adebayor off the pitch. All the players have been injured deliberately.’
If Ryan Shawcross “isn’t that type of player” then who is?
Aaron Ramsey, a star for club and country will now be sidelined for about a year – God knows if he will