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eduardo dive ban overturned

September 15, 2009


UEFA has overturned Eduardo da Silva’s two-match ban for diving. The striker was initially suspended after found guilty of diving to win a penalty in the Champions League qualifier against Celtic late last month.

A UEFA statement on Monday said: “Following examination of all the evidence, notably the declarations of both the referee and the referees’ assessor, as well as the various video footage, it was not established to our satisfaction that the referee had been deceived in taking his decision on the penalty.

And Arsene Wenger said UEFA’s punishment wasn’t “defendable“.

Eduardo is now available to face Standard Liege on Wednesday and Olympiakos in a fortnight.


6 Comments leave one →
  1. Hush permalink
    September 15, 2009 1:00 am

    Some good news in what has been a bitch of a week for Arsenal

  2. Rite$h permalink
    September 15, 2009 8:15 am

    looks like Arsene managed to convince platini in the end (referring to post on caption with arsene-michel-ferguson) :D

  3. September 15, 2009 9:02 am

    i love that eduardo photochop…going dooowwwnnnnnn

  4. September 15, 2009 9:40 am

    Epic photoshopping there Wllm.

    Here’s my take: Simulating Progress: One Step Forward but Two Steps Back

  5. September 15, 2009 2:22 pm

    You see the article from the scientist who has determined an easy way to tell if a player has dived? Chest out, arms up (as seen here) should indicate a fake.


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