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Ballack Admits Fouling Evra

Ballack Admits Fouling Evra

Michael Ballack at least had the good grace to admit that Chris Foy could have easily called it a foul when he blocked Patrice Evra right before Chelsea's second goal in yesterday's Community Shield clash. Evra went down, Foy ignored him and Chelsea went on to score.

"I have to be happy the referee didn`t blow. Maybe I blocked him a little bit," Ballack said.

"If he would have given the foul then OK - but he didn`t. They were unlucky they conceded straight away.

"I kept on playing but when I didn`t have the ball I couldn`t see how injured he was. It is our choice to continue playing so that is it."


Well, yes, their choice but Foy SHOULD HAVE STOPPED THE GAME, as he did when Chelsea players stayed down after clashes. His decision to allow play to continue cannot be justified and Fergie was quite right to blast him after the game.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Zae
Date:Monday August 10 2009
Time: 2:34PM

Comments

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Are you lot still on about this? Talk about bitter!
OLASAL
10/08/2009 14:45:00
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what about ManUtd players having the ball after that and not stopping play. I guess Rednose wouldn't have complained if it was united scoring just after that. So why should the opposing team stop play if teammates don't care for their man... Even if it was inconsistency from the ref, Rooney still scored from an offside position, so it evened out at the end.
keka
10/08/2009 14:55:00
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Drogs got slapped at least twice in this game and ref didn't stop game then... sour grapes Fergie.
emigre
10/08/2009 15:00:00
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Haha...just pathetic. ManUtd could easily have played the ball over the line themselves. You need glasses....all of you!
NorwaYid
10/08/2009 15:35:00
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idiots (the posters above). we are not complaining that chelsea played on, we are complaining that the ref didnt stop the game where as he did when the chelsea players went down. thats inconsistent and favored one side hugely. not to mention evra looked like he had an head injury which should result in the game stopping
Reddevils4ever89
10/08/2009 16:34:00
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I already said the referee was inconsistent if we look at the one time when he stopped play, but he never stopped play for slaps in the head to Drogba. Anyways, Rooney's goal was scored from an offside position so there you go...
keka
10/08/2009 16:53:00
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Foy IS a crap ref and shows how the FA should not of given him this game,hopefully it wont be him when chels and man u meet later in the season, he did stop the game for Nani and didnt when drogba got done twice,the real question is when Ballack body checked Evra in the chest why did he go down holding his face? he obviously did learn a few tricks from the winker at Madrid after all
gavins
10/08/2009 17:41:00
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I don't think Foy was wrong in allowing the game to play on when the goal was scored, I think the mistake he made was stopping the game when Ballack went down earlier. The game shouldn't have been stopped in either case, unless the ref was going to call a foul.
schmidtxc
10/08/2009 18:37:00
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I don't think Foy was wrong in allowing the game to play on when the goal was scored, I think the mistake he made was stopping the game when Ballack went down earlier. The game shouldn't have been stopped in either case, unless the ref was going to call a foul.
schmidtxc
10/08/2009 18:37:00
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you needed a different ref...like coward pleb or durkin the gurkin or another manc loving ref Mike Riley
fran merida
10/08/2009 19:23:00
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