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UEFA Ban Eduardo, Still Waiting For News On Young

UEFA Ban Eduardo, Still Waiting For News On Young

'Dirty cheating Arsenal bastard' Eduardo Da Silva, inventor of the dive, has been handed a 2 match suspension by European football's governing body, UEFA.

Eduardo clearly took a dive in the 5-1 aggregate victory over Celtic, and the ridiculous media bias and over-reaction after the game lead to Eddie becoming one of the first players in history to be banned after the referee had seen the incident and judged it accordingly.

The 2 match ban was given despite the referee upholding his decision after seeing the replay.

UEFA have now opened a door that nobody connected with Arsenal club should allow to be closed. We need to make sure every incident is scrutinised, every dive punished and every player labeled a cheat and boo'ed at every opportunity.

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Date:Tuesday September 1 2009
Time: 5:07PM

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Get over it. It harsh, he's not the only one who does it, FAAAAAR from it but whats done is done. Didier Drogba and Jose Bosingwa got 3 match bans for saying a bad word on telly and calling a ref a cheat. Uefa are the goons but please put this to rest already and tell Wenger to look after his own team and not worry about who does what elsewhere.
01/09/2009 17:27:00
What Eduardo did pales in comparison to those two muppets. It's not about "getting over it" it's about being fair. As long as UEFA are fair (which they already proved in record time that they aren't) then I have no problems with the ban. But why should we sit on our hands when we're getting unfairly treated?
01/09/2009 17:37:00
Amazing that Cronaldo and Gerrard can dive in CL and other int'l matches to their hearts content and go unpunished. Eduardo does it ONCE and gets banned. And anyone who thinks this means UEFA are going to start a real crackdown on diving is fooling themselves. I can also assure you that if Arsenal had drawn a team from another country other than Scotland in the CL, and Eduardo had dived -- THIS CONTROVERSEY AND PUNISHMENT WOULD NOT HAVE OCCURRED.
01/09/2009 17:44:00
There's so many reasons this decision shouldn't stand. First of all, it's impossible to judge intent, then there's the fact that so many other players dive so often, and the fact that UEFA's president Michel Platini launched a scathing attack against Wenger earlier this year for which he had to publicly apologise. Also, Eduardo was charged with 'deceiving the referee', well, would he have gotten this charge if he had successfully dived in his own half? No way. Oh and dives warrant yellow cards, not two match suspensions. Furthermore, 'deceiving the referee' can account for much more than diving, like when the wall moves forward at free kicks when the ref looks away or placing the ball outside the corner spot when taking free kicks.
01/09/2009 17:52:00
Zbam, the difference is that players don't always go after the refs after matches, however dives happen all the time. UEFA should ban players for 3 matches if they behaved like Drogba, and they should ban players for 2 matches if they behave like Eduardo. But we all know that they won't, and that is the true issue.
01/09/2009 17:52:00
when taking corner kicks*
01/09/2009 17:53:00
This is what happens to CHEATS. Good old Man Utd. They can cheat too eh?
01/09/2009 18:20:00
I feel like my blood has been boiling for a whole week now. I thought it reached the boiling point at OT but now all my blood is boiling over in rage.
01/09/2009 18:24:00
Weetim you can't use the present tense 'happenS' if there's way more incidents where nothing happens to cheats than incidents where a cheating player gets charged like this right? English is my second language, correct me if I'm wrong. (Or yourself if you are.)
01/09/2009 18:26:00
"This is what happens to CHEATS" -- actually, no, it's not. It's what happens to ONLY one Arsenal player and one Lithuanian player last year -- both of whom were unfortunate enuf to dive against a Scottish team. The overhwleming number of CHEATS, as you call them, go unpunished. But I'm sure you're quite happy with that state of affairs, as long as it's an Arsenal player who's punished for it.
01/09/2009 18:41:00
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