Birmingham City’s Martin Taylor has denied that he deliberately broke Arsenal striker Eduardo da Silva’s leg during the two club’s match at St. Andrew’s in the English Premier League on Saturday. Immediately to the incident which renedered the Croatian striker with a broken leg and possibly a out-for-the-rest-of-the-season news, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger called for a life ban for Taylor.
But the Birmingham player insists that he didn’t mean any malice when he went for the challenge. Birmingham have released a statement which reads:
The club are saddened that such a fantastic game of football has been marred by a serious injury sustained to Arsenal player Eduardo.
But Martin Taylor is adamant there was no malicious intent in the tackle and he is deeply upset by the extent of Eduardo’s injury.
Having reviewed the incident, this (no malicious intent) is clearly the case.
The club and Martin Taylor would like to send their very best wishes to the player for a speedy recovery.
Yet the FA needs to investigate the incident and maybe impose a 3-game ban on Taylor.