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Submitted by no_more_heroes 945d ago | news

Ashley Williams won’t face FA rap over Robin van Persie clash

Metro:

Swansea defender Ashley Williams will face no action from the Football Association for kicking a ball at the head of Manchester United’s Robin van Persie. (English Premier League, Manchester United, Robin van Persie, Swansea City)

buddymagoo  +   945d ago
Inconsistent, we all remember this.
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
crazyturkey  +   945d ago
I Still don't see the problem with this, true RVP got hit hard, but no reason to punish more harshly, a yellow should be more than enough. I didn't see any intention to hurt RVP. At most it seems like he reacted like any defender trying to get the ball away. He could have easily kicked him in the head if he wanted to. If they were to punish him for this then they would have to start punishing free kick takers when they hit someone in the head with the ball.
asmith2306  +   945d ago
Didn't he get booked for clearing the ball? I think that's enough.
KingPin  +   944d ago
thats great news. so now we can all blast players when they on the floor after the whistle has gone. AWESOME STUFF
mmj  +   944d ago
He got a yellow card for doing it, what more do you want? you'd think Williams had kicked him in the back of the head the way SAF and the media have banged on about this incident.

If RvP could really have been killed by a football hitting him then we had better look into adopting NFL style body protection, we don't need to though because SAF and the media are just talking out of their backsides.
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karim  +   944d ago
Great, unintentional from Ashley Williams.
Thefreeman012  +   944d ago
should've been a red card and be over with it
chukamachine  +   944d ago
Should have been no card, Was a clearance

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