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Bendtner: Sagna Assault On Boateng Not Malicious

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.



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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Monday March 15 2010
Time: 10:06AM

Comments

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So, for how long will Wenger be out? That's a hefty blow to our title aspirations. And how's Boateng's studs doing? I could see him slip a bit as he left the pitch.
ptv-
15/03/2010 10:23:00
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You didn't mention earlier in the game when Sagna attempted that blind reverse clothesline on the Hull player or when Denilson attempted to assault Dawsons studs at high speed, causing PB to leap in joy.
whitelinefever
15/03/2010 11:12:00
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Rocky yu shud have also mentioned Fagan putting his hand around Sagna's neck and choking him to the ground..
luckys_10
15/03/2010 12:31:00
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And also Brown had a point complaining that Sol should have gone after he clumsily brought down Hesselink in the box when he's offside with the ball behind him too.
GoonerLou
15/03/2010 15:20:00
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This would have been funny if the incident wasn't so tragic. Sagna is lucky to be walking let alone playing if you ask me.
Sajit
15/03/2010 16:35:00
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Hopefully George will recover, he is such a nice lad. In all seriousness nice to see young players like Denilson and Bendtner not putting up with a bully like Boateng. In the first half Boateng push Denilson to the ground with two flat hands (a bookable offence) when the ref wasn't looking. Its hard to tell what Den did but it looked like he retaliated by flicking Boateng at the back of the head and Boateng did something similar. And the Bendtner situation was hilarious because Boateng cowardly raised his hands to B52's face twice whilst backing off clearly frightened by the size of B52. Nice to see B52 not stooping to that cowards level but perhaps he should have considering he got booked anyway.
gronedrone
15/03/2010 16:55:00
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Obviously B52 knew that we had a title to win, whilst Boateng must be an agent of Chelski and Manure, when he could not provoke the red card through bullying he resorted to trying to break Bacs knee.
phreddy
16/03/2010 16:09:00
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It's these sort of thuggish tackles by Arsenal that make me ashamed to be a fan. If only we could play good and real football as well as teams like Hull, Stoke and Bolton do, we players like Bedtner and Sagna wouldn't have to resort to such unprofessional behavior.
FuiKaka
17/03/2010 03:48:00
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Wenger said "Sagna hasn't got a malicious bone in his body", yeah right. Surely what he meant to say was that he hasn't seen the malicious bones in Sagnas body!!!
Arsson Finga
17/03/2010 12:12:00
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***** off ****
FuiKaka
18/03/2010 10:52:00
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