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Wales to Ask Aaron Ramsey If It’s Okay for Them to Call Up Ryan Shawcross to Play for National Side

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Wales sensitive to Aaron Ramsey ‘issues’ over Ryan Shawcross call

Aaron Ramsey will be consulted on whether Ryan Shawcross should be invited to represent Wales.
Ramsey’s leg was broken in six places in 2010 after a tackle by Shawcross and Wales manager Chris Coleman admits his captain could be reluctant to play alongside the Stoke City defender.

“There are issues there. I’m not going to shy away from that,” said Coleman.

Shawcross, born in Chester, qualifies for Wales having spent five years of compulsory education in the country.

SOURCE: BBC Sport

Whilst it’s true that Ryan Shawcross assaulted Aaron Ramsey and left his leg in tatters back in 2010 one does wonder why Wales would have to ‘consult’ the young Arsenal man before calling the Stoke City centre back up for national team duty, after all what if the Gunners man was to say ‘no’?

Ramsey is a professional and will almost certainly not prevent Wales from calling up the former Man United man but one wonders if there is still animosity as a result of what was a hideous challenge. A challenge that has helped to create a very real feeling of hate between the two clubs and the two sets of fans.

However in pure footballing terms Shawcross would clearly greatly improve the Welsh national team defence and as such you can expect to see the Stoke City man winning a cap in the near future.


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