Defeated Villa Boss Alex McLeish Implores FA To Act On Van Persie ‘Elbow’

Alan Duffy

30th, January 2012

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By Alan Duffy


After watching his side throw away a two-goal in a bizarre seven-minute second-half capitulation at the Emirates, Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish is apparently desperate for some kind of retribution, with Arsenal captain Robin Van Persie firmly in his sights.

The Scottish manager claims that the Dutch striker, who scored two penalties in the game, launched a pre-meditated elbow into the face of Villa’s Carlos Cuellar during the game. Now McLiesh wants The FA to investigate.

The Villa boss has always been one to laud the physical nature of this ‘man’s game’, so it is simply a question of sour grapes, or does Van Persie indeed have a case to answer for? Watch the video evidence here and judge for yourselves…

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  1. Bill says:

    I like how he defends Huttons ankle breakers, and Bowyers stamp a little while ago, peanut faced hypocrite.

  2. SL says:

    Looks like Warnock was right!

    Thats a 3 game ban, he even looks right at him to get him lined up. Nothing will happen though.

  3. mr.b says:

    For me Van Persie in crouched and his elbows are not raised high they are by his side, for this reason I don’t think he went for his head, maybe his chest but not his head.

  4. Nicolas says:

    deffs mcleash is a friggin hypocrite

  5. WildScotsman6 says:

    Seeing that both or former Rangers employees… I like what RVP did :) Celtic man over here.

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