Should John Terry be appealing?By: Rob | September 15th, 2008
One of the biggest talking points of the weekend has been John Terry’s attempted Rugby tackle against Manchester City on Saturday. The defender saw red for the foul, which he has now appealed against. You can watch it below. Debate and a Vote after the jump.
So should John Terry be appealing against this? Views seem pretty split down the middle which I find interesting. Alot of people are saying that because Terry was not the last man, He should not have got the red card. The rules however, do not say anything about a last man.
Terry has obviously made the foul, to stop the player going through on goal, and is thinking if he takes a yellow card for the team then no real harm is done. Of course with a red card it mean he’ll miss Chelsea’s big game against Manchester United. It is a terribly cynical foul, and Terry has made no attempt to play ball, in fact he’s missed with his hacking down of Jo and as Jo just about gets past him he tries to Rugby Tackle him down. The ref has dismissed him for dangerous play.
Now although it isn’t dangerous in my book, it is horribly cynical. I’m not sure how you Offsiders feel about the “taking one for the team” mentality, but I think its terrible. He obviously thought Jo had a good chance to score or he wouldn’t have bothered doing it. If the red card is taken away, then it just promotes this kind of attitude, which I think would be the wrong call.
Nemanja Vidic was booked for a similar foul in Manchester United’s game against Liverpool. Consistancy is being called for, and although Vidic was sent off later for making another foul, the argument stands that if Terry walked so should Vidic – I agree, they both should have been sent off. Terry finds out his fate tomorrow.
How do you feel Offsiders?