Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Ugly Scenes at the San Siro: Gennaro Gattuso was a disgrace

There were ugly scenes at the San Siro last night when Tottenham Hotspur defeated AC Milan by one goal to nil.  Gennaro Gattuso, who is considered by some critics to be a dirty player with a bad disciplinary record in the Champions League, headbutted Joe Jordan.  Earlier Gattuso had been given a yellow card and he attacked Jordan by grapping at Joe's throat.  At the end of the match Gattuso really lost his temper and began fighting with officials after the headbut incident.  As a team captain and long serving player he should have shown much more restraint.
Gattuso is setting  a very poor example to young players. Whether he likes it or not, a Serie A captain is a role model.  Such disgraceful behaviour deserves a severe punishment by UEFA.  At least he has apologized for his conduct.  The vile tackle of Flamini also incensed the Spurs bench as it meant that Corluka had to be stretchered off and substituted.

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