By Chris Wright
“HEY YOUS! YEAH YOUS, YOU DEAF SOD!!! I like your flag, it’s pretty.”
Given that Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson had only recently returned from a five-match touchline ban for questioning the integrity of a referee, it perhaps wasn’t overly savvy to heap all the blame for his side’s 1-0 defeat to Arsenal at the weekend on ref Chris Foy for his decision to snub United’s late penalty claim – yep, the very same Chris Foy that let Nemanja Vidic’s brazen, full-stretch handball slide earlier in the game.
Said Ferguson, after the game:
“It was a clear penalty. He was definitely brought down, but we’re not going to get the decisions in these big games I’m afraid.