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" Sadly for Man U fans who like to play the ABU card, Viera's claims weren't your typical ABU rant, it's the truth. And you can't hide the truth" Just as true as Francenal getting at least 5 minutes of extra time, especially when they are chasing an equaliser, or winner. Just as true as Pires getting a penalty after diving. What was it deeprick ? "If the ref says it's a penalty, it's a penalty" I guess , if he doesn't , it's not ?
Why is it too hard for you to focus on the point being made Ian? This isn't about Arsenal, it's the claim that Man U get home help from referees.
And it seems that Viera isn't the only one making such claims.Martin Jol said something similar on Monday night and I quote,
"No-one in the stadium could say Danny Murphy dived and everyone in the stadium expected a penalty," said Jol.
"A few years ago, the ball was a metre over the line and they did not give it. Maybe the linesman was not quick enough that time.
"But tonight the referee was there in line. It needed a brave decision because it was either a dive and he should book someone or he has to give Carrick a red card.
"I don't want to see Carrick sent off but it needed a brave decision and I think it was a penalty kick.
"The discussion of whether it would have been given at the other end has been going on for years and it will go on for years to come," he said.
You either dispute their claims of favouritism with reasoned argument or you don't.