Monthly Archives: March 2013

The hypocrisy behind McManaman’s tackle

We’ve all seen the tackle. We’ve all seen the way that Massadio Haïdara collapses after having a grown man fly into his leg, studs first. We’ve all heard the calls for him to be banned for five, six or seven games after the referee, Mark Halsey’s, view of the incident was blocked, preventing him from seeing the tackle.

Probably though, we’ve seen the picture of the incident more than the full-speed video of it. This is a problem. Continue reading