3rd December 2007, Alex Ferguson says of Cristiano Ronaldo, after he failed to win a penalty:
“The penalty kick incident is a result of perceived idea of the referee that Ronaldo dives”
3rd December 2007, Ryan Giggs then chips in:
“I think he is paying for his reputation. He did have a reputation (for diving) when he first came over here but that has gone now.”
4th December 2007, Frank Stapleton compliments Ronaldo on his honesty:
“It’s a pity because I think Ronaldo has taken diving out of his game now.”
8th December 2007, Man Utd are 3-1 up on Derby and cruising. Flick to three minutes in. I’ll let you judge for yourself.
In other news, Roy Keane sent Alf Inge Haaland a Christmas card this year, Blackburn are top of the fair play list, Rafa Benitez knows his best team, and John Terry is voted the face of the ‘respect the referee’ campaign.