Originally Posted by Silent Alarm
Contact doesn't automatically mean foul. Bale was glanced, barely, by the Sunderland player and flopped down. He tried to con the ref and the ref didn't fall for it.
And don't feed me that ''When you're running at high speed, a glance can knock you off balance.'' bullshit. Bale dived, end of.
He had contact on two parts of his body on the side that he was coming in on. Contact is contact and at pace leads to a clear foul. Regardless of if he "flopped down" it's a foul. Gardner didn't even react because he knew he touched him and probably thought it was a penalty himself.
Oh well, 3 points, who cares. We miss Bale for one of the easiest home fixtures of the season against Reading, means we're likely to see Dempsey back in the starting eleven and that man is on some good form! Would prefer to see Siggy though.