Why do I say that? well I listened to your interview on Setanta and the post match tirade was incredibly full of emotion. Your staring wide eyes and frothing at the mouth suggested more a rabid canine than a beaten tiger. It is you in fact that should be facing the possibility of an FA charge not our great Club captain Cesc Fabregas.
I chose the term liar because during this interview you referred to the lack of a handshake from our club manager Arsene Wenger.
You said this.
“He didn’t offer his hand in the league game, I didn’t expect it when you beat them 2-1, and rightly so. But you don’t expect it to happen when they win”
Ok look at the header image. From the Daily Telegraph. Errr is this handshake a figment of our imagination? Is it a photograph that has been touched up by Photoshop? in fact ARE YOU EVEN ON THE SAME PLANET???
I always corroborate my research by using two independent sources, so look at this photo which appeared on Yahoo Eurosport on September 27th with the caption
Hull’s manager Phil Brown shakes hands with Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger (r) after the final whistle. – Saturday September 27
Ok then, I think that you might have to retract that, don’t you?
Now to my charge that you should be facing an FA charge.
“The game was turned on its head when the referee succumbed to local pressure, shall we call it. Arsene Wenger got my goalkeeper booked for time wasting. It’s an absolute disgrace to tell you the truth.
“We haven’t been beaten by Arsenal, who are fourth-top in The Premier League, we’ve been beaten by a linesman’s decision and a referee’s decision. Simple as that.”
My suggested charge? Simple Bring the game into disrepute by accusing the match officials of being biased.
Or perhaps the direct quote again from the interview with Setanta my really need to be listened to again and again, as you not only make the accusation that Cesc Fabregas spat AT your assistant manager, only when question in the post match conference later to change in to spat at his feet, but it also suggests that your verbal attack upon the heritage of our great club, requires an apology too. You see Mr Phil Brown, being in the Premier League is about quality and respect, and let me tell you now, no one respects either you or your club after this.
“I know that you’re never going to get the run of the ball or the rub of the green when you come to places like the Emirates, but for their club captain Cesc Fabregas to spit AT my assistant manager at the end of the game, just goes to show what this club’s about…”
Followed later by…
“I was there. I witnessed it. Fabregas spat at our assistant manager. That’s their club captain. Hopefully he’s proud of himself. He spat at his feet.”
Cesc Fabregas has replied
“I categorically deny that I spat at anybody after the match. I have never done this in my whole career on the pitch, so why would I do it when I am not even playing?
“I can understand the frustration of losing a game to a dubious goal, that has happened to me many times in my career as well. But this is not the fault of me or any of the Arsenal players.”
Footballers often spit, to clear their throat, when playing. It is a habit that many fans see day in and day out. It becomes natural for players to do this, and I used to do it regularly when I played the game, but to direct the spit at someone’s face ala Diouf for instance is an entirely different act. That is spitting AT someone Mr Brown, a disgusting act that we can agree with. But spitting at someone’s shoes? A little disrespectful perhaps, but again was this a simple reflex under stress from a footballer who is used to doing this on the football field every ten minutes, or is it a prelude to him getting on his knees to give you asssistant manager a shoe shine?
You Mr Phil Brown, you have to prove motive, whilst your motive to bad mouth Arsenal Football Club and lie about a handshake is not in doubt, Cesc Fabregas has no case to answer, as you cannot prove his motive how ever much you paint it up in your sad little mind.
I close by the reflection that if you controlled your jealous attitude and concentrated more on playing the game of football instead of gamemanship of wasting time in the first half, Hull City might still be in the top six. Yes being a top club… That is what Arsenal football club is about. Something that you as a club manager will never experience. So why why don’t you crawl back from under the stone that you came from…
Fabregas the King.