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Sorry Sanchez Admits Hleb Error

Sorry Sanchez Admits Hleb Error

After seeing his team go down to two late goals on the opening day of the season, Fulham manager Lawrie Sanchez slammed Arsenal as divers.

The claims came after Alex Hleb was brought down in the box in the first half before stand-in 'keeper Tony Warner brought down striker Robin Van Persie.

Both clear penalties, neither given.

Sanchez's comments led to several papers slamming Arsenal.

Having reviewed the matter it seems the Fulham manager knows he was wrong. Speaking to Sky Sports News Lawrie said: 'I've got to hold my hands up and say I was wrong to a certain extent.

'The incident regarding Hleb was probably a good shout for a penalty.

'My initial instinct as a manager is always to protect my own players so, without seeing the incident, I spoke perhaps a bit too rashly.

'That said, the one for the penalty I've seen them given and I've seen them not given.

'But I was speaking too much with adrenaline. Sometimes you shoot from the hip when you should wait a little bit longer.'



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Writer:Nick Simmonett
Date:Tuesday August 14 2007
Time: 5:43PM

Comments

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It takes a big man to say sorry so in my opinion apology accepted and you have gone up 10 points in my estimation. Well Done.
alwaysgunner
14/08/2007 17:51:00
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Good man... if only ref's had the same attitude to admitting their mistakes!
kenny lunt
14/08/2007 18:09:00
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Perhaps some of us also shot from the hip in lashing back at him - I'll still call him "Dirty Sanchez" though cause it makes me giggle.
SUX2BU
14/08/2007 18:33:00
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Well done.. very few ppl have actually apologized and I'm glad that Sanchez has done so.
arsenalrulz4ever
14/08/2007 18:40:00
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Still a bit of a ****?
Goofle
14/08/2007 18:43:00
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so he went to specsavers after all ??? http://desigooner.blogspot.com
pratyk
14/08/2007 19:12:00
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well atleast he had the balls to admit he was wrong ... not bad man .. not bad at all ..
pratyk
14/08/2007 19:13:00
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not easy to say sorry infront of the media but he had the balls !
afghenry
14/08/2007 19:45:00
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Well done to him, far too easy to move on & not admit mistakes He has gone up in my estimation I just wish more were like this
916995
14/08/2007 21:14:00
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well done. glad someone in football can stand up infront of the press and admit he made a mistake. been a while coming for sumone to do so.
ArsenalRob
14/08/2007 21:36:00
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