Be warned, Mr Rant Is back in Town
Arsenal Striker Eduardo: Heading for the Olympics?
If he’s not, he damn well should be.
I despise people who dive in matches, so much so that I’d happily shout abuse at one of my own team who decided to take a tumble, and have before resorted to shouting ‘Get up you nonce’ at them down the pub. I thought for once, UEFA had done the right thing by banning Eduardo. People were complaining that he was being made a scapegoat. Too right he was. It was about time someone was punished, and punished heavily. Perhaps a scapegoat is exactly what we need.
With Eduardo’s blatant theatrics against Celtic were simply infuriating. Perhaps Artur Boruc
made contact. In fact, I’m pretty sure having seen the replay that there was contact.
However the contact was so minimal that it wouldn’t have knocked a toddler off his feet
let alone a ‘professional’ footballer. Therefore Eduardo simulated a foul on him. When in
reality, there was never a foul.
Some people would say that the referee is at fault for being so easily tricked. But with
the angle that he was at, it looked as if there had been much more contact than there
had been, so you can’t berate the referee for his mistake. It was a simple error.
My real beef with Eduardo (and particularly with Wenger for actually defending Eduardo)
is that he showed no remorse and maintains his innocence. Eduardo is a role model for
young kids playing football everywhere. What he’s done is advocate the use of dirty
cheating tactics. It’s not on. He should be ashamed of himself and offer himself up as
a sacrifice to the gods. Or in this case, UEFA. The fact that Arsenal appealed the ban
AND won is disgusting and it just shows how the powers that be at UEFA don’t really
care about the use of cheating in the game. These are clearly bleak times.
I just hope if someone dives against Arsenal and gets away with it, Mr.Wenger doesn’t
moan and go on about it. However, with Mr.Wengers track record of moaning like a
little girl when his side have been beaten fairly, let alone when they’ve been on the
end of some bad decisions, somehow I feel he will be the first person to speak up and
complain about the referee and the guilty player.
Mr.Wenger and Eduardo should be banned from the game for a few games, to show
other people who enjoy the odd dive (particularly Real Madrid’s Portuguese summer
signing) that cheats wont be tolerated.