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Why Isn't Bale Being Dragged Across The Coals?

Why Isn't Bale Being Dragged Across The Coals?

During the opening stages of the North London Derby today, it seemed as though things were going to go from bad to worse for Arsenal Football Club.

Spurs scored a quite flukey goal following some unsightly defending from the Gunners as early as the fourth minute. From then on it felt like our already horrible season was about to take at turn for the worse.

It didn`t take long until that materialised.

The sight of former Gooner and much despised figure in football, Adebayor, slotted home a penalty kick in front of the North Bank made stomachs churn even further. However it was the manner in which the penalty was won that was the kick in the teeth.

Before we get started let me just remind the visitors to Vital Arsenal of the articles I`ve published in the past condemning the actions of Robert Pires, Robin van Persie and more recently, Eduardo, as they`ve all taken tumbles in order to win penalties under Arsene Wenger`s tenure. So after vilifying players of my own team, I`m well within my rights to call Gareth Bale a cheat.

The manner in which he flung himself to the ground today was disgraceful. And this certainly isn`t Bale`s first infraction. Indeed, there is only one player in the Premier League to have been yellow carded for simulation on more than one occasion this season, and from the tone of this article I`d guess you don`t need me to point in any directions for you to realise which player that is.

Needless to say that tally should have been increased to 3 today.

The thing that doesn`t sit well with me however is the treatment players like Pires and Eduardo have received in the past compared to the likes of Bale.

Indeed Bobby is still hounded to this day for his dive against Portsmouth back in the 2003/04 season. Eduardo was hauled over the coals via the media and indeed given a suspension by UEFA for "simulation" before the decision was reversed following an admission from the governing body that this was to be a one-off ban.

So the question has to be asked, why isn`t Bale treated in the same way?

I don`t want to appear bitter in anyway, indeed, following the demolition of Spurs today, I should be positively euphoric, and whilst that is true, I`m a little saddened by the lack of consistency.

Where are the article and comments from across the footballing world condemning Bale? Let`s face it, he does this all the time, yet he isn`t treated in the same way as other perpetrators.





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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Sunday February 26 2012
Time: 7:59PM

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Comments

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Becasue Gibbs fouled him chief
Phartman87
26/02/2012 20:07:00
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Rubbish. Football is a contact sport. There was no contact there that could have brought down my four year old son, never mind a fully grown gibbon. The man is a cheat, we've had our players called out when they've cheated so it's only fair we reciprocate.
Rocky7
26/02/2012 20:19:00
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Your duplicity is astounding!
Never seen RVP or Arteta dive?
I might sound like Wenger here, but I haven't had a clear view of the incident yet. I will reserve Judgement.
Hotspur 1882
26/02/2012 20:21:00
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God can do no wrong. Dont you know that by now , Rocky?
Sajit
26/02/2012 20:23:00
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If Bale deliberately dived, then that is clearly disgraceful. No place for that in a Tottenham shirt. If any player repeatedly dives, let them pack their bags for Real or Citeh, where winning is everything.
Hotspur 1882
26/02/2012 20:23:00
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As brilliant as Ronaldo was at Man U. I could never consider him as a truly great player, due to his constant cheating.
I would hate to see Bale go the same way.
Hotspur 1882
26/02/2012 20:28:00
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Yes I have seen RvP dive. (Not seen Arteta dive tbh, not saying it has or hasn't happened just that I haven't seen it) But if you'd have read the article you'd know that I've condemned our players. But the fact we've had to listen to Spurs fans, the media and anyone else have slagged us off to high heaven, yet Bale, who has become a habitual diver, barely gets a mention.
Rocky7
26/02/2012 20:29:00
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Hotspur obviously can't read as you so clearly said Arsenal players have been guilty of diving and you don't like it there either. Anyway, everytime I have seen Spuds play this year Bale has gone down faster than a fat kid on a honey bun. Not only that, but he has adopted the European thing of rolling around in agony until the ref has either reached for a card or walked away- he is, in my opinion, the biggest cheat in the league right now and even Cristiano Ronaldo would be embarrassed by such antics. It was no penalty today, he dragged his foot to fool the ref into thinking he was tripped- that's cheating no matter who you support.
elbondo
26/02/2012 20:29:00
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All I want is some consitstency. If one player is a dirty cheat for diving then they all should be (my own personal stance). The fact that no-one says anything about this when it's clearly happening a lot of the time bothers me.
Rocky7
26/02/2012 20:31:00
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Sorry, you are quite right, I didn't read it thoroughly. I agree with your point though.
Retrospective bans, or even point deductions via video evidence, for absolutely clear cut diving would help to cut it out.
Hotspur 1882
26/02/2012 20:35:00
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