Fergie wants Williams banned
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has called on the FA
to ban Swansea’s Ashley Williams for kicking the ball at Robin van
The centre-half’s clearance hit a prone Van Persie at
point-blank range during United’s 1-1 draw in south Wales,
prompting an angry response from the Dutchman.
Williams – booked at the time – afterwards insisted it was a
complete accident, but a simmering Ferguson claimed Van Persie
could have been killed and called the act “absolutely
He told Sky Sports: “I think the FA has got to look into it.
Irrespective of him having a yellow card he should be banned for a
long, long time. It’s the most dangerous thing I’ve seen on a
football field for many, many years.
“(It was) absolutely deliberate. the whistle’s gone, the game
has stopped and he’s done that a foot from the player. He could
have killed the lad – it’s a disgraceful act and he should be
banned for a long, long time.”
Williams said: “I tried to clear the ball it hit him on the
head. I was trying to clear the ball. He was obviously a bit angry
about that. It was a much ado about nothing.”
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