From James LeBlanc
Deeney received a red card for his cowardly forearm whack into the face of Torreira.
To claim it was a harsh decision, as the elbow did not connect, is absurd. The only disappointing aspect is that the ban he will receive will not prevent him playing in the FA Cup Final.
Deeney is not worthy of the honour of participating in such a glorious occasion.
The media lapped up his earlier comment of Arsenal ‘lacking cojones’ & shamefully so considering his history.
Undeniably, Arsenal in the 2nd half of Wenger’s reign have at times shown a weak mentality & lack of appetite for the physical battle. However, to be criticised by a convicted thug who has nowhere near the class & ability to play for our great club is laughable.
His 37 goals in 133 PL games include 13 penalties, so he has scored just 24 goals in open play.
He previously said, ” Whenever I play Arsenal, I’ll go up and think, ‘Let me whack the first one and see who wants it.’ ”
That type of thuggery earned his red card. This is not a tough defender talking about testing the mentality of a skilful forward with uncompromising tackles.
Deeney took part in a savage attack on a group of students outside a Birmingham nightclub for which he was jailed for 10 months. He was caught on CCTV as he kicked one of the victims in the head. One man was left with a broken jaw and another required 20 stitches to a mouth wound.