Rio Ferdinand, whose Manchester United team were frozen off at Blackpool, spoke for many about the unnecessary cold-weather gear when he said: 'If you see me play in them white tights (Emmanuel) Eboue wore last week I'll allow a drop-kick to my head . because I'd have deserved it!'
But Eboue's Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has changed his tune, saying: 'Samir Nasri and Marouane Chamakh had stiff necks before the Aston Villa game so our medical staff were trying to protect them.'
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