Graham Poll: Ryan Shawcross tackle on Aaron Ramsey was no accident

01 March 2010 01:51
Arsene Wenger was understandably incensed at the Ryan Shawcross challenge which left Aaron Ramsey with a broken leg and his team-mates visibly distressed.

There are very few genuine accidents in football. I accept that Shawcross did not intend any harm but his tackle was no accident.

Those who argue that football is a 'man's game' and referees are trying to make it a non-contact sport should look at Saturday's incident.

Horror injury: Shawcross was sent off for his tackle on Aaron Ramsey

Wenger was right to highlight the 'play on, play on' approach byreferees in England. The majority of Premier League refs fail at tempomanagement - reading the game, giving 'small' fouls to remove heat andallowing the pace to build and flow.

This gives players the protection they deserve - not just the skilful ones or those at Arsenal.

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