In fact it wasn’t even a challenge. The word challenge would suggest that there was an element of competition, something being competed for. That was just an assault.
I don’t know what our fans who were at the game made of it but sat at home watching the game on Sky I have seen it to the point of feeling so angry, that I have looked at all of Wigan’s remaining fixtures in the hope that they get relegated.
The Sky microphone picks up the cry of pain as soon as Haidara’s knee is smashed into. Disgusting. Perhaps even worse is the hero treatment afforded to the little thug as he leaves the pitch. A standing ovation from their fans and firm handshakes all round from his manager and the other clown stood next to him.
Relegation would be a fitting end for this lot.
Martinez has since been on the TV/Radio saying what a lovely bloke McManaman is and how he wouldn’t hurt anybody and how they have had injuries to their players. Does he think that somehow makes it ok then?
Hopefully any neutrals will turn against Wigan and the luck that allows corners to be ignored and handling the ball allowed, will run out on them. I just hope Haidara is ok and wish him a speedy recovery.