FA Charge Ashley Cole Over Twitter Brain Fart – Turn Blind Eye To Van Persie’s Pointy Bits, Stampy Huth & Tiote’s Amateur Dramatics

Chris Wright

8th, October 2012


By Chris Wright

Shortly after announcing that they’ve seen fit to charge Ashley Cole with misconduct and bringing the game into disrepute over his errant thumbs and the resultant #BUNCHOFTWATTERY which prevailed thereafter, the FA have confirmed that no further action will be taken against the trio of Robin van Persie, Robert Huth or Cheick Tiote for straight-arming Yohan Cabaye, stamping on Luis Suarez’s ribcage and putting on a flamboyant display of dissenting amateur dramatics respectively.

You’d have good reason to question just how Cole has bought ‘the entire game’ into disrepute with his comment, rather than just himself and himself alone, but hey ho.

Van Persie was picked up by the cameras waving an elbow in the general direction of Cabaye’s face, with Alan Pardew kindly requesting that the FA charge the Dutch striker on the strength of a video review, though the FA themselves are having none of it.

Referee Howard Webb has apparently reviewed the incident and come to the conclusion that it wasn’t an act of violent conduct, so no retrospective action can be taken by the FA. Newcastle enforcer Tiote has also escaped a charge for stamping on Tom Cleverley’s leg during a challenge after Webb reviewed the relevant footage.

During the same game, Tiote got a little over-enamoured with one of the referee’s decisions and threw a truly effervescent tantrum…

No FA charge for that little peach either, and rightly so. It was more deserving of a Daytime Emmy.

So, lastly, we get to Huth, who clearly trod on Suarez’s torso – a little discretion obviously missed by Tony Pulis, who went on the warpath after the game over Suarez’s comedic flip-flopping then was conveniently called away from the post-match press conference before he could be addressed on the conduct of members of his own team.

In the grandest tradition of the lumpen, inarticulate centre-half and the fleet-footed, conniving striker; Huth and Suarez were at each other all afternoon, tit-for-tat, back and forth.

We could examine the intricacies of both, but there’s really no need. Neither were in the right. This isn’t a case of point scoring and who did what how many times. Both players acted shamefully (Huth’s stamp/Suarez’s dive and ) and both deserve to be retrospectively punished for their behaviour. The FA have missed a trick.


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  1. redhead says:

    Surprise surprise no action for van persies

  2. Davy says:

    I have to say I will never tire of watching Tiote getting in a radge…Its gold

  3. Si says:

    Tiote was booked for his indiscretion. Plus, as the commentators pointed out (at least on the channel I watched it), it is good to see someone showing some passion for once. He was not abusive towards anyone and was clearly frustrated at being booked for a perfectly fair challenge.

    The day that footballers become emotionless robots will be the day I stop watching yje sport.

    Plus, Tiote’s stamp was clearly worse…

  4. Si says:

    @AJM – we know. It’s astonishing, eh? I love the bloke!

  5. JS says:

    Tiote’s could’ve been nothing more than an accidental late tackle. No way to tell.
    RvP and Huth on the other hand…

  6. Rob says:

    No action taken, but the FA have made it clear to all teams that no player can wear tape that is a different colour to their socks, so it’s good to know that they are really invested in sorting out the most important issues of the game.

  7. Marty says:

    Can we get a video of the Van Persie Elbow?

  8. Fat Nakago says:

    @FA You twats are so concerned about the integrity of the game and stamping out racism and all that, then, WHY, let me ask you are there only 2 (count’em) 2 black head coaches in the entirety of the Premier League, Championship, League 1, and League 2?? And while I’m on about it, tell me WHAT EXACTLY you are doing to remedy that situation?? That’s 2 black coaches, and 92 teams. The numbers don;t add up considering that Chelsea has a FAR HIGHER % of black men in their starting lineup, as do Queens Park Rangers, and Norwich City (who happens to have a black head coach).

    So what do you twats DO about this?? Accuse Ashley Cole of bringing the game into disrepute?? WTF?? Really now? Whether you like Chelsea or hate Chelsea, this is truly jackassery of special kind when their are FAR more positive things that y’all could be doing for the greater good of the game.

    Maybe you twats should realize that maybe YOU are the ones bringing the game into disrepute. Maybe you twats should focus on actually DOING something positive to bring equal opportunity to the game. If nothing else, emulate what the NFL has done here the States with the Rooney Rule. Put your actions where they actually can do some good. twats.

    There. Come and fine me! For all the good it will do. I retired from international football a long time ago ((probably when I first tromped out on to the pitch with the Neenah Fleetfeet…LOL))…but if you’re going to swing at Ashley Cole, but naught take a whack at Huth or Van Persie, well…hell, bring it on. You can find me at the GRUMPY TROLL in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin with a mug of MAGGIE Imperial IPA ((named after Margaret Thatcher)) close at hand. I’ll be waiting for you twats!!

  9. Mustafa says:

    @Fat Nakago, are you serious?

  10. Josh says:

    8 counts of the word ‘twat’ so far in this article and its comments.

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