Karl furious with Emirates red card

05 April 2010 10:25
Wolves captain Karl Henry has branded his dismissal at the Emirates Stadium an "absolute joke" and is angry with the Arsenal players.[LNB] Henry accused the opposition of "going down like a sack of spuds" on Saturday in an attempt to get him sent off.[LNB]The Gunners kept alive their Premier League title hopes after a stoppage-time winner from Nicklas Bendtner ended Wolves' brave resistance to earn a 1-0 win.[LNB]Arsenal, who travel to Barcelona next week for the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final, had made seven changes to the starting XI, but still dominated.[LNB]Wolves' job was made even harder after 65 minutes when referee Andre Marriner produced a red card after Henry had gone through the back of Tomas Rosicky.[LNB]Following the late tackle, the Arsenal players surrounded Marriner, calling for stern action to be taken.[LNB]Gunners boss Arsene Wenger feels given the recent history of serious injury to players like Eduardo and Aaron Ramsey, who suffered a double leg break at Stoke in February, the reaction of his team was perhaps understandable.[LNB]However, Henry - now set to serve a ban as Wolves battle to stay in the top flight, unless the club are successful in an appeal to the Football Association - was left less than impressed by the whole incident.[LNB]"I thought they were lucky getting a goal and lucky the referee sent me off, which was an absolute joke," Henry declared.[LNB]"I have gone in to win it, Rosicky has gone across me to shield the ball. By that time, I have already gone to ground.[LNB]"One of their players has come in, (Thomas) Vermaelen flying in and whoever else, trying to get me sent off.[LNB]"I certainly wouldn't be running over, trying to get a player sent off.[LNB]"I have seen it again and I have nicked the ball. It was never a red card, it is an absolute disgrace."[LNB]Rosicky went off for treatment to the back of his calf, which did have stud marks, but was soon able to continue.[LNB]"He is up and running around two minutes later, absolutely fine," the 27-year-old Wolves midfielder said.[LNB]"That is what they do here, I don't think it's pretty.[LNB]"Their players moan when they get tackled when they get hit hard and so does Arsene Wenger.[LNB]"Here in particular, Arsenal moan a lot, their players go down like a sack of spuds.[LNB]"They get hit hard like any other clubs do and we are hearing about it for weeks and weeks.[LNB]"They play good football here, and are a great side, but it is not nice to see.[LNB]"We love Arsenal's great football, but when they are rolling around getting people sent off, it makes you not want to see them do so well."

Source: Team_Talk