What They're Saying

"I find it a complete disgrace and unacceptable. We won't accept the way we have been treated in this case for two reasons. I believe that you can debate whether it was a penalty or not. For me, it's a witch-hunt that we see and not an objective judgment of a case. This charge implies there was intent and a desire to cheat the referee. Having watched the [video] again, there was nothing conclusive."

-- Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on UEFA suspending Eduardo for two games for diving. Referee Manuel Gonzalez awarded a penalty kick in the Champions League game after Celtic goalkeeper Artur Boruc threw himself at Eduardo's feet while missing the ball. Early in 2008, Birmingham's Martin Taylor was suspended for three games for a horrific tackle that inflicted a compound fracture on Eduardo and sidelined him for a year.  (Independent Online)


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