‘Bitching’ Blues vex van Persie

The Holland international, who is currently preparing for Sunday’s

friendly in Brazil, accused the Blues of ‘always bitching’ about

referees and has told them to ‘shut the f*** up’. Van Persie claims

the Stamford Bridge club spend far too long trying to influence the

match officials and believes their London rivals would be better

served concentrating on the game. He told Dutch TV: “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, who was sent off in

the Gunners’ UEFA Champions League last-16 defeat against Barcelona

this season, was similarly scathing about the European champions.

He added: “They [Barca players] always go up to referees in an

attempt to get an opponent booked. “They are trying to screw

colleagues! That really annoys me. “The Barcelona players nag about

everything that happens on the pitch. I was disappointed with

that.”