This may be a recurring theme on this blog for the next week or so but things still have to be said.
I still can't believe that the general feeling amongst most in the British media/game is that Stoke City Ryan Shawcross is the victim in this situation!
It's that bad I believe that if you had not heard of the whole situation until today, you would have thought that Shawcross is the one with the broken leg, not Ramsey.
The amount of sympathy towards Shawcross is unreal. We keep hearing about messages of support for him. Well I hope that the same people are giving their support to Ramsey too.
Sir Alex Ferguson delighted in telling us all about his phone call to the Stoke City defender. I just wonder if his reaction would have been the same had it been Wayne Rooney lying in hospital with a busted leg.
If I were in poor Aaron Ramsey's shoes I would be sitting there in disbelief with what I was hearing. But do you expect anything else?
Only in this country would a player breaking a leg be defended.
I've read that Ryan Shawcross has rung Aaron Ramsey, well that is a good start. What I would like to see is a public apology.
If Shawcross came out in the open and said "I'm sorry for breaking Aaron's leg. I didn't mean too, but the tackle was recklessly dangerous and out of control" then I'm sure that it could go a long way to sorting the situation.
He won't though because in his eyes (and it seems most others too) it was 'just an accident' and he did nothing wrong. Well, accidents happen for a reason and when you go into a lunging reckless tackle with your eyes closed, sometimes the result is what happened to Aaron.
I can't believe the amount of stick that Arsene Wenger is getting either. Like he said, it is like facing a tribunal.
I genuinely feel for Arsene Wenger. It must be like talking to brick walls for him.
Why should he have to explain himself? He is the one sitting there with one of this players written off for the long term.
Why shouldn't the likes of Stoke manager Tony Pulis be sat in front of a 'judging media' to explain why he tells his players to 'rough Arsenal up'?
Because, with Ramsey as proof, roughing Arsenal up results in broken legs.
It's said the likes of Stoke play the same way against everyone. Bull-shit!
Tony Pulis, Sam Allardyce and Phil Brown would never instruct their players to 'rough up Manchester United' because Alex Ferguson, the King, would have a hissy fit.
We wouldn't want that would we?
Keep it Goonerish...........