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alex ferguson went ape-shit on referee

August 10, 2009


Sir Alex Ferguson went mental at referee Chris Foy before the penalty shoot-out took place.

Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra was floored clutching his face by Michael Ballack in the Chelsea half just before Frank Lampard scored. The referee had twice stopped play before that and Ferguson was incensed that there were no consistency with the referee in the Charity Shield defeat at Wembley.

The referee saw it, he clearly saw it. I’m disappointed because he has stopped the game twice before that. Once when Ballack went down he jumped up and was back on his feet again in seconds. That decision cost us the game. We’ve said it time and time again, all we want is consistency.”

Ahh, football is definitely back.


10 Comments leave one →
  1. August 10, 2009 12:08 am

    hmmm put on a bit of summer weight there fergs… wonder when they’ll make nicer looking club ties.

  2. Rite$h permalink
    August 10, 2009 5:09 am

    Lol red as the devil himself, only the horns and tail missing, along with a trident :)
    The ref had to be blamed though, a player lying on the field injured and not even the assistant ref saw it ??!

  3. George permalink
    August 10, 2009 11:25 am

    God I hate Ferguson.

  4. chrisutd07 permalink
    August 10, 2009 4:23 pm

    go on fergie. he’s entitled to make his point to the ref after the game no? we just want refs to be consistent. that is too much to ask for apparently

  5. August 10, 2009 4:32 pm

    Watched the replay, and it was worse than watching it happen live. I understand how difficult it can be to ref a match at this level, with the speed of the game and all, but this lack in consistency needs to be scrutinized.

    • August 11, 2009 12:30 am

      it was quite a surprise to see the referee not give it a foul or at least stop play, especially after the previous decisions beforehand. the replay was worse, i agree – referee was right there. probably thought evra was faking it or something.

      united should know better anyway, could have played on.

  6. August 10, 2009 5:52 pm

    Jamie Redknapp even said this morning on Sky Sports that he reckons Ballack’s obstruction should have resulted in an outright red card.

    Being said though, if the outcome of a match comes down to one missed call, then required effort hadn’t been made. Simple as that.

    And it pains me to say this as we all know Ryan Giggs is my future husband, but a side producing 2 out of 3 missed penalties just didn’t deserve the Shield.

    And I love Alex Ferguson. To pieces.

    • DJM permalink
      August 13, 2009 5:10 pm

      Broken record, typical Manc. Look people the ref gave the advantage. If you have scored from maintaining possession this wouldn’t be an issue, but you suck and gave the ball up so Chelsea scored.

  7. August 11, 2009 10:58 pm

    Love the picture!

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