Jose Enrique Calls For Ban On Manchester Wild Man DeJong


Newcastle left back Jose Enrique has come out today and said that Manchester City wild man DeJong should be banned because of his  criminal tackle on Ben Arfa on Sunday.

Jose Enrique –  ban the wild man of Manchester

Jose seems really incensed about the tackle, and has called on DeJong to be banned until Ben Arfa returns in around six months time, but of course none of that will happen. The Premier League just haven’t got the guts to do that.

Enrique said today:

‘They should ban De Jong until Ben Arfa can play again. De Jong shouldn’t be allowed to play football. His tackle was criminal. He already injured another player, Stuart Holden, last season.”

The tackle may have been criminal and it certainly looked wild, but referee Atkinson seemingly thought it was perfectly fair, even though it broke Ben Arfa’s leg in a couple of places.

And we are not expecting FA to punish DeJong for the tackle, if only because of that – Atkinson thought it was a fair tackle – but there again some of his decisions suggested that he was keen that City get all 3 points – let’s be clear about that.

And that’s why there should be some questions asked of  the referee about some of his decisions, all that went City’s way – rather interestingly.

The game of cricket has already seen some things being done on the filed because of  betting money – and if there was ever a time where a referee seemed to sway a game, it was this one.

That’s the inconvenient truth about this game, and it makes it even worse when the officials stay silent as the grave, after the game.

But Enrique insists that would not be the case with a more high-profile player:

“If it was Rooney who was injured instead of Ben Arfa, they would make an example of him.”

The people in Holland certainly thought the tackle was a reckless one and DeJong has been subsequently dropped from the Dutch squad for the European Championship qualifiers  by Holland manager Bert van Marwijk, entirely based on that tackle.

So how does Martin Atkinson not give a foul for the tackle?

And Martin is not even required to explain his decisions – there’s something very wrong about that – and allows referees to get away with things far too easily in games – they have to start to be held accountable for their decisions.

Jose Enrique does not seem to be a big DeJong fan, as he continued:

“‘I think it’s very good that the Holland coach has left him out of the squad,” “But Newcastle have been left with just two wingers until the January transfer window. It’s hurt us.”

“The referee Martin Atkinson was laughable – the worst I have seen. He didn’t even give a foul for the challenge. De Jong is one of those players who walks a tightrope every time he plays.”

“As far as I know, he didn’t even come to say sorry after the match.”

He was laughable all right, but nothing at all – not one single word, has been uttered from any official body about the referee’s performance on Sunday.

There’s something very disturbing about that.

Comments welcome.



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9 comments so far

  • DarloGeordie

    Oct 5, 2010 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #1

    Here here. Sign the petition….

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  • wadamja

    Oct 5, 2010 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #2

    The tackle was terrible and De Jong is a thug…….
    BUT

    Remember our last season in the Prem, Kevin Nolan practically ended Victor Anichebe’s career…… it happens, its gone now and we have to get on with it, all teams have done it at one time or another and we are not different so lets stop with all the holier than thou and move on.

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  • Ericles

    Oct 5, 2010 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #3

    Well said Jose. Sadly our number2 Calderwood is at odds it seems with everybody – even with his own boss CH.

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  • coxonfamily

    Oct 5, 2010 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #4

    Guess this answers my question earlier this morning…no we arnt gonna here the end of this and just move on.

    I honestly can’t see us doing much in our next game if we don’t get our heads out of the past and move onto the next game.

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  • toon_shy

    Oct 5, 2010 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #5

    It is all gone and we can not turn the time back now. The team should really be looking at the next game against wigan and set their heads straight.

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  • Stardust

    Oct 5, 2010 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #6

    wadamja – its when these tackles form a pattern over time by the same players that people object.

    One offs are part of the game – repeat offenders should be dealt with

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  • atom

    Oct 5, 2010 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #7

    The FA should look into passing a ruling on the “scissor tackle” much the same as they did a few seasons ago with the “2 footed” tackles. Does Hatem no good, but may save someone else’s career.

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  • Thump

    Oct 5, 2010 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #8

    coxon this is nothing to do with Ben Arfa – it’s to do with De Jong being a dirty, horrible b***ard! I’m not even bothered about losing to Man City; in fact I expected it. I AM bothered about the circumstances in which we lost, however. I’d like to reiterate that I couldn’t give a monkeys about the lost points, I’m still furious about the disgraceful refereeing (not for the first time – even Tevez supposedly told the ref it wasn’t a penalty ffs!) and the despicable tackle on Ben Arfa. As Jose said this isn’t the first time it’s happened.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d75BjzlheKQ

    Watch that and tell me something shouldn’t be done about him. He should be banned from the professional game along with that c*nt Karl Henry.

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  • Thump

    Oct 5, 2010 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #9

    coxon this is nothing to do with Ben Arfa – it’s to do with De Jong being a dirty, horrible b***ard! I’m not even bothered about losing to Man City; in fact I expected it. I AM bothered about the circumstances in which we lost, however. I’d like to reiterate that I couldn’t give a monkeys about the lost points, I’m still furious about the disgraceful refereeing (not for the first time – even Tevez supposedly told the ref it wasn’t a penalty ffs!) and the despicable tackle on Ben Arfa. As Jose said this isn’t the first time it’s happened.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d75BjzlheKQ

    Watch that and tell me something shouldn’t be done about him. He should be banned from the professional game along with that c**t Karl Henry.

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