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 come back to the player he was beginning to become. Ryan Shawcross has injured many many people, had a very bad disciplinary record will be banned for three games. The FA have dealt with the incident very badly, calling him up to the England squad just hours after the incident. Ridiculous.
Just another point of note… Ryan said after the game this statement:
“I would never, ever go out to hurt a fellow professional.”
Do you know he has said that four times before… interesting, hey?
Give the videos, pictures and general history, is there a case for Ryan being banned as long as Ramsey is injured?
Apologies for the lack of structure to today’s article, the noise coming out from the media is so off the mark. Ryan has been protected because he is English, and if anyone has any Welsh reaction to the incident, please send it to me. People say that it’s Aaron Ramsey’s fault for leaving his foot there. People are having a go at Arsene for complaining and saying that these tackles have to stop. Well codswallop to all those people – it’s plain an simple to see – Ryan Shawcross is that type of player – and his over aggressive game has injured a fellow professional and taken him out of the game.
I thoroughly believe that if that was Wayne Rooney who was injured for a year, and Aaron Ramsey the perpetrator, the media would have put him to the slaughter. Thanks to Dada from the comments on sending through the link, if you’re concerned about this and think we’ve put up with it for long enough, then complain.
There is one person to blame here, not Arsene, not Aaron, but Ryan Shawcross. Let’s make the FA act.
I’ll leave you with a few words from Arsene about the injury and the title race.
“It will be tight until the end. But this group is so strong mentally and have a unity so this will give us one more reason to fight until the end and do it for him. We had some other problems two years ago. But on Saturday we had a midfield of Nasri, Fabregas, Ramsey, Song, Eboue. They have an average of 20 or 21-years-old. Up front, Bendtner is 21-years-old. At their age, to handle the game like they did is absolutely remarkable.”
Let’s do it for Aaron.