Former Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross put in a horror-tackle on Aaron Ramsey back when the latter was still at Arsenal, and left the Welshman sidelined for an extended period of time.
One could claim that Ramsey have never fully recovered from the incident, although he did return to light training nine months after the initial clash, but he continues to this day to struggle to maintain fitness for long spells.
While Rambo is likely to never forgive the defender’s actions, Shawcross insisted that he had little regret about the incident, and that his short ban was all that affected him.
“It never affected me,” Shawcross told the Daily Mail. “Once I’d served my ban, it was over for me.
“It was one incident in a game in a long career with hundreds of incidents. Unfortunately a player got injured, that’s basically it.”
I can’t figure out if this is somehow a good mentality to have for a defender of his style, with Stoke having been known for their hard-tackling and aggressive nature, but the lack of remorse for affecting Ramsey’s career is disgusting personally.
The midfielder was just 20 years-old when the incident happened, and you could argue that he has never been the same since, although there is no proof that this incident has been the trigger for numerous other injury absences.
Are defenders built to not feel remorse for putting in those hard tackles?
It wasn’t a hard tackle, it was assault, pure and simple. He was a thug who basically got away with it and hasn’t shown any remorse since.
Our memories are short there was a player from the Stokes squad, that complain to journalist how uncomfortable it makes him feel playing in the squad knowing someone will get hurt.
It was even suggested when Diaby got hurt if such matters should be dealt with in a court of law.
A certain coach was notorious, for having his players playing in a particular way.
I wholeheartedly agree.
This hate for any person playing for arsenal is beyond me.
He shawcross is pure evil..
In this life he will surely get a leg break like Ramsey’s. Karma they say is a bitch and he will get his when the time is right.
In another newsflash, I can reveal that Willian the Conquerer invaded Britain in 1066, as we are discussing ancient history on this thread!
Just for you Jon.William died in Rouen, capital of the northern French region of Normandy, which is a port city on the river Seine but also where I was born and raised,my hometown.
Willian? Who was once an Arsenal player? He really invaded Britain in 1066? I think that might be William 😊
I think Jon is still traumatised by a certain Brazilian player who briefly played for us.
The plot thickens
Siamois, I assume, correctly too, that all real Gooners would be extremely relieved that Willian has gone.
THE IMMENSE DAMAGE DONE TO OUR TEAM AND TEAM HARMONY BY THIS LAZY IDLER WAS IMMENSE I AM NOT “TRAUMATISED” BUT SIMPLY RELIEVED HE IS GONE.
SO SHOULD ALL TRUE GOONERS WHO CARE FOR OUR CLUB.
IDLERS LIKE WILLIAN WALCOTT OZIL AND AUBA ARE POISON IN A TEAM GAME WHERE WE NEED A TEAM AND SQUAD FULLOF 100% BATTLERS EACH AND EVERY GAME