Actually lads it was a penalty

April 27, 2009 Tags: , , Shorts 4 comments

Sometimes it seems there’s one media law for United and another for everybody else. Take this Sunday’s game for example. The media consensus is that United were given a penalty that should never have been and that Spurs were ‘robbed’ of a potential win as a result. In fact Heurelio Gomes’ foul on Michael Carrick was just that, by any interpretation of the law. Gomes took both man and ball – and it really doesn’t matter which came first for a foul to be given. Meanwhile, Wilson Palacios’ disgraceful two-footed knee high lunge at Ronaldo went unreported in many media outlets. It all goes to prove the old adage that it’s always better to print the story rather than the facts.


tel - April 28, 2009 Reply

im not so sure it was a penalty.. if it was given at the other end i would outraged, ii still however think we would have won anyway.

Spike - April 29, 2009 Reply

It was so close that the Ref had to give it… Did he touch the ball? Yes, but he clattered the man in doing it, a split second later.

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