Well, it has happened again. Cantona has been sent off. And yet again it was
in dubious circumstances. Now I know, before everyone complains, that the
actual lunge that got him the red card probably was a bookable offence. It was
a stupid thing to do and could have seriously injured Pressley (it was him wasn't
it?) if Cantona had made contact. But what pisses me off is the way that Pressley
was getting away with some dirty play yet the ref offered no protection to Cantona.
I mean, when Pressley fouled Cantona, they both ended up with a yellow card.
Then Cantona goes and does something stupid and gets sent off. But Pressley's
tackles were from behind. So much for FIFA trying to stamp this out.
Unfortunately Eric does seem to have a short fuse and so other players are going
to take advantage of this. Surely the refs should do something about the fouls
from behind before Cantona has a chance to over react.
I'm sure the press will have a field day with this. But again, people love to see
Cantona in trouble. Were you aware that Gary Ablett (Everton) had been sent off
twice during the pre-season friendlies? Was this all over the papers? Errrr NO!
George Leaver o |Dept. Computer Science,
o <\ |England.