By Tony Attwood
The FA have refused to act over the wild and unfounded allegations of David Moyes the manager of Everton.
Moyes said after the Everton game that Cesc had abused the ref to such a degree that he (Cesc) should have been shown a red card. Moyes presented no evidence of the offence.
However it is now clear that there is overwhelming evidence that this attack was nothing more than the ravings of a man desperate to get one over Arsenal, after an agreement that the match had been fixed had gone wrong.
Not only did Moyes present no evidence, against him is the fact that Cesc denies it, that the ref has put nothing in his report (one would have expected at least a mention if it was that bad) and Arsène Wenger has stated that he was in conversation with the ref and so Cesc couldn’t have said anything without pushing his manager aside and butting in.
At one level this allegation thus has all the hallmarks of the Hull Spit incident in March 2009 in which Hull made wild allegations against Cesc, all of which were thrown out by an FA enquiry, after Hull failed to put up any evidence, claiming that their chief witness (their assistant manager) had “gone overseas” and that they “could not contact him”.
This time however Moyes, in a clever and singularly underhand move, has made no complaint and thus the matter rests. However it is perfectly possible for the FA to charge Moyes with bringing the game into disrepute by making such wild accusations. Then Moyes would have to prove his point, or withdraw and face the consequences.
The fact that the FA is utterly unwilling to punish Moyes is a further reflection on the FA’s role in a match that will certainly go down in the annals of footballing history as the moment when it became clear to everyone looking at the evidence that an Italian style bias against certain teams is now operating openly in the EPL. I’ll return to this in a moment.
Moyes has now refused to repeat what Fábregas was alleged to have said, and has instead gone on record as saying “they were disappointing comments from someone who is such a talented footballer”. This is a further indication of what really happened. If Moyes knew he was in the right, he would be repeating the matter.
Mr Wenger said, “I believe that it is wrong for Moyes to come out on what he pretends to have heard in the tunnel. If I come out with what I have heard in the tunnel is the last 10 years, you would be amazed. I think there is a rule in our job to never come out with what is said in the heat of the moment. That usually is respected by everybody. Cesc Fábregas has not said anything to the referee, I maintain what I say. He has not been charged, so this story for me is over.
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“If Cesc is guilty, he would have been charged. He has not been charged by the FA, there is no action against him so I don’t see why we should spend any more time to defend somebody who is not guilty.”
On the issue of another semi-crazed allegation that has been levelled at Cesc of late Mr Wenger said, “When Cesc is on the pitch, he tries to play football – I cannot say everybody who plays against him tries to do that. For example, some people reproach him for not exchanging shirts with a player after the game – but I hope he will not exchange shirts with players who try to kick him for 90 minutes and them come to say ‘please can I get your shirt’.”
As for the referee, Untold approached the match in a scientific manner, making a set of predictions which turned out to be correct about the referee. The fact that our correspondent “Dogface” made such an accurate prediction before the game based on a statistical analysis shows that quite clearly this match was bent. The only problem for those doing the bending (the equivalent of Juventus in Italy – and you have to decide yourself which club this is) was that the ref and linesmen were not very clever at their job, and let Everton have a goal that was so stupid that everyone could see it was offside, and that the “played on” rule did not apply because of the need to give the player offside before he was played on. Walter dealt with this clearly in his analysis after the game.
So there it is: clear evidence from start to finish that some games involving Arsenal are rigged. Not normally this overtly or stupidly, but the fact that we can predict which ref is bent, and the failure of the FA to act against the manager making wild slanderous allegations shows that the time for debating the issue is over. It is a fact of life. Welcome to the Bent EPL.
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