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wenger the pot calling hughes the kettle black

September 17, 2009

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is unhappy with Manchester City boss Mark Hughes over the Emmanuel Adebayor stamp on Robin van Persie incident last weekend. Hughes insisted that there was no malice intention from striker but the FA has filed a charge for violent conduct.

The Frenchman said, “You ask 100 people, 99 will say it’s very bad and the hundredth will be Mark Hughes. Was I shocked? Yes, I think it was a very bad challenge, surprisingly bad. I didn’t expect him to do that.”

Coming from Wenger, that’s pretty shocking. Especially after admitting last month that he has lied to protect his own players.

Oh, and 99 people thought Eduardo dived too.

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  1. September 17, 2009 8:09 am

    Haha like the image – very amusing! But yeah, it’s the managers job to be protective of their players no matter what they do (it seems), but then it’s also the job of the slighted manager to call bullshit. Swings and roundabouts, mindgames and a little politics all rolled into one.

  2. September 17, 2009 8:53 am

    I dont blame Wenger for protecting his players, but he has taken it to new extremes

    They really need to get him into a funny farm..mentalist.

    But i like the Hughes quote…a classic

    • September 17, 2009 9:00 pm

      theres another good quote from wenger this week, i believe its from the same press conference –

      “if somebody stamps on your head in that way, you wouldn’t say: ‘thank you very much. can I turn the other cheek?’ only jesus christ did that.”

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