Get your daily update and weekly newsletter by signing up today!


Red Card For Kicking Thin Air, While Cheats Prosper

8 years ago


Am I missing the point here but it is all agreed surely Coloccini did not touch Suarez but he was still sent off with the normal outrage reserved for Toon players by Sky or the BBC. Instead of picking Suarez up for feigning injury and getting a fellow pro sent off, because he did not touch him, the media chastise him because he intended to foul Suarez.

If Colo meant to hurt him be sure he would have done – he would have hit the standing leg and broken it (as Keane used to enjoy doing) but he withdrew and deliberately missed the player. Kicking thin air is not seriously foul play, not that I was aware of anyway.

Still the Sky anchor man says it is the type of tackle that professionals hate, oh yes one of those tackles that miss the player. No doubt the Liverpool Match of the Day team will take a similar view and hang our curly haired captain from the rafters to deflect attention from the cheat.

I look forward to all these other ‘intent’ sendings off whilst the cheats still prosper. For Liverpool, Suarez may be a great player but a seriously rotten person, he had tried to cheat a penalty earlier in the match.

As for Colo, 3 games on the sideline for kicking air – great.

Jonnie also runs a walking and guiding company in the north of England. Visit his excellent website at Where2walk to find out more


If you would like to feature on The Mag, submit your article to [email protected]

Have your say

© 2021 The Mag. All Rights Reserved. Design & Build by Mediaworks