Danny Simpson Relieved Yellow Card Wasn’t For Him


When Danny Simpson challenged Hernandez in the penalty box after 91 minutes of last night’s game, and referee Lee Probert brought out a yellow card Danny looked shocked.

Danny Simpson – confronting Hernandez after his dive in the box

And his face changed as he realized the referee was booking Hernandez for diving, not for the first time in the game last night, and wasn’t giving a penalty.

Danny’s stunned look turned into him applauding the referee for his actions.

But Danny has revealed today he was terrified in case the referee had given a penalty so late in the game, and the yellow card was for him.

This is what the former Manchester United players said after the game:

“Wazza (Wayne Rooney) joked before the game because he knows I’m a Manchester United fan,”

“He said, ‘Give us a penalty’. Thankfully, the referee made the right decision. I did not feel any contact.”

“I’ll have to look at it again but my heart was in my mouth for a while.”

Newcastle deserved the point last night, and with a little bit of luck could have won the game, but 3 points would not have been deserved with the Red Devils being dominant in that second half,  but we’d have taken it of course. 😀

Javier  Hernandez will now have to watch himself, because referees will get wise to his antics, and it was good to see Probert book the player for diving.

It’s becoming far too familiar these days, when players suddenly dive in the box, and when the slow motion TV replays are played, sometimes the defender has never even touched the  player.

It’s simply cheating, and efforts should be made to stamp it out of the game.

And credit to referee Lee Probert last night, as he refereed a difficult game very well indeed – he had a good game.

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11 comments so far

  • Brutooon

    Apr 20, 2011 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #1

    Hernandez aka CHEATarito

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  • MacToon

    Apr 20, 2011 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #2

    Credit to the ref for that decision and tbh I was gobsmacked too for what seemed like an eternity because I thought the ref had pointed at the penalty spot!

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  • sweendog

    Apr 20, 2011 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #3

    wonder are Enrique and Barton now gonna sign a new contract .. we’re on 40 points and near enough safe ..

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  • Billy1985

    Apr 20, 2011 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #4

    i thought all that hard work was for nothing when that whistle blew i think i might of if nani didnt dall over like a tit in the first half. simpson had a cracking game never seen giggs and evra so quiet in a game ever

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Apr 20, 2011 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #5

    it seems tat man u are training to cheat there players in the game

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  • sweendog

    Apr 20, 2011 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #6

    Billy1985 .. agreed all the defence played really well .. thought willo had a good game .. that foot was coming in from all angles, some important headers .. still some silly freekicks but other than that well played..

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  • dave 1961

    Apr 20, 2011 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #7

    the ref got most things spot on as ours was more a pen but Peter Lovenkrands was moving away from goal and I would be unhappy to get one like that against, but the ref should have booked more man u for diving they are cheats and its time the fa done something to stop it.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Apr 20, 2011 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #8

    Queens Park Rangers are set to sign Wayne Routledge permanently after the on-loan winger had his contract mutually cancelled by Newcastle.

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  • Davies

    Apr 20, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #9

    Indian Mag – Source?

    Can’t see why we’d do that. Wouldn’t it mean we wouldn’t get anything for him?

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  • Robbanufc

    Apr 20, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #10

    Swap deal for Adel Taarabt anyone? 🙂

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  • Lee Dodd

    Apr 20, 2011 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #11

    I Must Admit The Ref was Very Good . We have Had some really Bad Referees in the Last 2 Seasons this guy was one of the Best. On The Matter Of Manchester United They Must have Had lessons With The British Diveing Team as They Really Know How To Dive and are Real Cheats !!!! Now onto the Matter of Rooney He Needs To Talk With His Feet Not His Voice The Ref Must have had So Many Moans From Him Last Night .. SO We have to Say Well Done NEWCASTLE UNITED !!!!!!! WE ARE BACK !!

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