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Henry given McCarthy's backing

04 April 2010 12:16
Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Mick McCarthy was furious after seeing captain Karl Henry sent off in the heartbreaking 1-0 defeat at title hopefuls Arsenal. Henry was shown a straight red card just past the hour mark for a challenge on Tomas Rosicky, before Nicklas Bendtner headed home a last-gasp winner for the home side to send Wolves home empty-handed. McCarthy told the club's official website: "I had a clear view of it - Karl won the ball and I've also had another look at it since. "He shouldn't have got a red card, but that's the second one I don't think we should have had this season - with Stephen Ward at Liverpool as well. "We were not kicking the Arsenal players that's for sure and there were quite a few players around the referee helping him make the decision. "And the linesman for some bizarre reason who came about 50 yards and whatever view he had got of it I don't know. I don't know if that influences it or not. "But I've no problem with Karl, I don't think he did anything wrong. "If I thought he deserved it I wouldn't have done it (applauded him). If I thought he'd kicked him I'd never have comforted him. "I don't want my players to kick people, but he got the ball."

Source: ESA