Bendtner: Sagna Assault On Boateng Not Malicious
After having the audacity to plant his eye firmly on the end of George Boateng's finger (risking serious injury to Boateng's perfectly manicured nail, might I add), Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner also has the testicular fortitude to criticise the saintly Hull player for having his studs crocked by Bacary Sagna's knee.
In a tackle that clearly intended to injure, Sanga looked to strike that funny round thing on that green stuff and clattered into the bottom of poor George Boateng's studs. Following the game, the dirty Dane, who should have been red carded for his assault on George's hand, laughably claimed that Boateng was bang out of order.
'I said to him: 'If you want something, you've got to be fair', you don't poke someone in the eye on the pitch when the ref isn't looking.' said Bendtner.
'For me, that's not fair. I said that to him and he got a bit upset. He took it out on Bac and rightly got a red card and from then on the game settled down.
'Most of the challenges were fair, except that one. It was a poor challenge. You can see Bac's knee and it's got stud marks all along it so the referee had no choice. It could have been another serious injury but, luckily, nothing happened.'
Arsene Wenger claimed after the match that Sanga didn't have a malicious bone in his body and did not intend to dirty Boateng's boot with the skin from his knee. Wenger was promptly shot for being a blind kiddy fiddler.