As you’ve all been well aware, Match of the Day showed Cesc Fabregas’s challenge on Wolves defender Ward was highlighted. It was singled out by the show and both Alan Hansen and Lee Dixon took time out to talk about it. Both certain that the tackle was so bad that it warranted a red. In fact, the journalists that interviewed both Arsene and Mick McCarthy… Arsene even spoken about the incident in his post match conference:
“I think it was accidental. That’s what Cesc told me – that he touched him but he wanted to play the ball. He went to the dressing room and apologised to the player. I haven’t seen the tackle yet, it was very difficult to see because the linesman was in front of me. He said it was completely accidental.”
But, why on earth was this challenge highlighted so much? It wasn’t that bad, it was a block. Maybe because it was an Arsenal player… but that wasn’t the only challenge of the game, if you haven’t seen this tackle from Karl Henry on Arshavin, then take a look:
Thanks to @TallDAH for the video link…
Absolutely ludicrous that Cesc’s challenge got so much coverage and MOTD failed to mention that challenge completely.
Double standards, hey?