- May 22, 2017
where have I called Lamela names? Unless you mean calling him a cheat, which I can’t see how that’s arguable? That’s not name calling, it’s factual, he’s a cheat.Yes he cheated but didn't force Martial to react in the way that he did - especially with putting his hand on his face/neck area. If Martial had simply pushed him away then it would have been a stern warning or possibly a yellow card. The rules are very clear in the sense that you cannot go away with violent conduct which Martial demonstrated.
Calling Lamela names isn't going to change it really. What these type of threads do is take focus away from the real issue behind the red card which was Martial's behavior and not Lamela's chicanery. Lots of people face this type of behavior in their lives without lashing out like how Martial did. Many of us here wouldn't have bat an eyelid if Lamela was also sent off which tells us that we are looking to even scores and not eliminate the behavior.
I also specifically said that Martial should not escape punishment.
no way am I condoning what he did.
I don’t think you read my post, it really your reply is completely incoherent to what I wrote.
you are right that most people don’t react in the same way is Martial did in “real life”, but I’ll tell you this, even fewer people would have reacted in the way Lamela did.