After Arsenal beat Aston Villa last night, Alex McLeish attempted to obscure the fact his team chucked away a two goal lead by calling for Robin van Persie to be banned for an elbow on Carlos Cuellar.
“I thought it was an elbow in the face, it was clear,” said the withered, jaundiced, sunburnt testicle, “but the referee didn’t seem to see anything in that.
“If it was an elbow in the face, I would like it looked at by the FA. I thought he hit him. He lifted the elbow up towards his face. The big man is not a guy to lie down. He would get up pretty quickly.”
It seemed to be a classic example of deflection, and McLeish was aided and abetted by those in the media who chose to run his witless ramblings on the back page instead of focusing on what was a fantastic Arsenal comeback.
However, according to the FA, referee Mike Jones saw the incident, deeming it not worthy of attention at the time, and as such there is no chance of van Persie being banned.
It’s good news for us and maybe McLeish might try and justify Richard Dunne staying on the pitch too. And why he continues to play Alan Hutton when it’s plainly obvious to everyone in the whole entire world he’s about as good at football as Clumpy Joe, the dwarven, polio stricken blind man who had both his feet blown off by a landmine.7,670 views