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When You Thought City Couldn't Sink Any Lower...

Citeh, of course, have been very, very bitter about losing the derby even though they were utterly dominated in the second half by a clearly superior Manchester United side. They were complaining about 'crowd hostility' (where were you Garrido, on the Mars?), the added time and who knows what else.

But now they sank to their lowest possible. I think so. You can never rule out City embarassing themselves even more but they'll be hard pressed to do it.

Apparently, Craig Bellamy, who hit a United fan - and got away with it, despite clear evidence while Patrice Evra was banned for four games on the WORD of Chelsea employees and no video evidence at all -, acted in self-defence.

'The guy made an aggressive move,' said Hughes. 'Craig just put a defensive hand out to push him away.

Assistant manager Mark Bowen added: 'My take is that he thought the fella might spit in his face or something.'

Mr. Hughes, the guy in question was restrained by at least two stewards. Hardly in a position to intimidate anybody. A defensive hand? You know, a defensive hand is usually put across your own face, to protect it - Bellamy reached out for the fans' face, to slap him, his arm is at full stretch, it's clear on the photos and videos.

Mr. Bowen, what possible harm would it have caused Bellamy if the fan had spat on him? And is that an excuse for hitting him? You are defending the indefensible - possibly in the knowledge that you're safe as the FA would never dare to actually punish Manchester City. They were proved right, of course: their feeble justifications for Bellamy's indefensible actions seemed to convince the FA.

The same FA which did not charge Robbie Fowler for taunting the United fans in the Manchester derby in 2006 but banned Gary Neville for a similar offence a week later! And the same FA which charged Gary Neville for celebrating a goal but did not say a word about Shay Given who turned towards the Stretford End when Bellamy's second goal went in. For some reason they obviously feel our noisy little neighbours need protection from the cruel outside world.




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday September 22 2009

Time: 8:46PM

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Just shows how two faced Hughes is...
Come on Sparky - this is being patheitc - he backs Adebayor for his celebration in front of HIS OLD TEAMS FANS - yet slates Gary Neville - who IS IN HIS OWN GROUND celebrating near City fans!!
City are very arrogant in all this - and we still have City fans bitching about the time extra that was played on Sunday in ther derby
If I was that Man Utd fan I would try to press charges against Bellamy - not because of what Bellamy did - but the idiocy of City - The fan was a muppett for coming onto the pitch - but he was being held by stewards, and Bellamy had NO REASON to go over and push/hit/whatever the fan!!
niteworlok
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22/09/2009 21:18:00

You see this is City logic, to them 1+1=15, don't try and see any logic in it because quiet simply, there is none!
One United 92
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22/09/2009 21:26:00

And the fools from other clubs have the audacity to say everything goes our way when clearly it doesn't. Imagine if that had been Rooney hitting the fan. Stone me they would probably pass an emergency bill in parliament which would make sure he would be locked up for 2 years and only allowed out for England games.
NotoriousRedDevil
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23/09/2009 13:22:00

Yeah right, if Rooney had hit the fan, you lot would've paid up the Ref, the FA, the fans to testify that Rooney was doing it in defence..
JT_daniel
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23/09/2009 16:21:00

Wow JT you clearly are an idiot you sit there passing judgement when your club is far from perfect how many times have you been caught attempting to prenegotiating contracts before a bid has even been accepted?
One United 92
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23/09/2009 17:10:00

Nah, I was just referring to the 3 extra minutes of the 'Until United Score" referee.. You lot must have paid him lots.
JT_daniel
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23/09/2009 17:16:00

If the opposing team cant defend for a few minutes - then that shows a basic schoolboy error of not playing to the final whistle
niteworlok
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23/09/2009 23:35:00

What like what Abramovich paid the ref on opening day of season vs Hull? Double Standards. You as a Chelski fan can't really talk you get plenty of decisions go your way. Carvalho should have been off on Sunday and Spurs a penalty. What happens absolutely ***** all as always at Stanford Bridge.
NotoriousRedDevil
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23/09/2009 23:41:00

Bellamy, what a legend. You gave that stupid tossr what he deserved.
bluesnozza
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24/09/2009 07:05:00

Hey NRD, either you are thick or you are spastic. We had 2 sonewall penalties denied as well! So tell me, IF the ref had given Spuds that penalty, IF he had given us those 2 penalties, who would've won?
JT_daniel
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25/09/2009 05:42:00

You really are a deluded fool. There was no way 2 penalties for you in that game. Not a chance. Face it refs do your team favours as well. The only thing you have proven to be is an argumentative narrow minded ********
NotoriousRedDevil
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25/09/2009 21:08:00

Talking point will be if Cech should have been sent off - I heard commentery - but then replacement keeper came on and tried putting off Wigan pen taker - didnt work though did it!
niteworlok
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26/09/2009 19:45:00

Well the FA let Bellamy off and that scumbag 'supporter' shouldn't even have been on the pitch - enjoy your lifetime ban by the way tosser and your interview in The Sun was simply embarrassing.
Kevinho
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27/09/2009 13:23:00

Look at the end of the day the FA took no action against Bellamy because they would have had to do something about you lot and that is against FA law.
Thaibluefan
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01/10/2009 01:50:00

 

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