Thursday, June 2, 2011

Is Van Persie losing it?

It was always going to happen sooner or later.

After the season Arsenal's had, someone was going to crack. And it looks as if Robin Van Persie's the first casualty.

The Gunners' striker launched a tirade today against what he believes to be unsporting behaviour by Spain and Chelsea players. Van Persie has slammed these players for supposedly putting referees under pressure to produce a yellow card against an opponent player.

"They [Spain players] always go up to referees in an attempt to get an opponent booked. They are trying to screw colleagues! That kind of behaviour really annoys me.

"People who are watching the game on television and fans really do not want to see these kind of things. If you want to witness a lot of complaints, you should just go the bakery or something. There's always people nagging there as well.

"Chelsea players are always bitching against the referees. I really cannot understand that. Just shut the f*** up and focus on playing football," Van Persie said, Soccernet reports.

Hmm. I'm inclined to agree with Van Persie here.

It is annoying when footballers surround referees to get them to book or send off an opponent.  But it's also annoying when footballers, out of frustration or just a lack of maturity, choose to fight with their opponents when thing don't go their way. Sound familiar Van Persie?

And while we're at it, if you're looking to "witness a lot of complaints," the bakery is hardly the place to go.

No, if you want to meet a serial complainer, the place to be would be an Arsenal post-match press conference with Arsene Wenger. Now, that's where you get some Grade A bitching, Van Persie.