I can’t seem to find a SportsWorld. So I put this in here.
Explanation: In international football, if a player receives two yellow cards or one red card in a competition he is automatically banned from the next game in that competition.
Today in the papers David Beckham, the English team captain, revealed that he deliberately fouled Ben Thatcher in the Wales game on Saturday. This was in order that he could get ‘rid of’ his one yellow card by making it a one match ban. As he was going to miss the next match because of injury he saw this as killing two birds with one stone.
Should any football player in particular the English captain be allowed to get away with his unsporting behaviour? In my opinion he should be stripped of his captaincy and pulled up before the FA and made to answer for his actions with at least a two or three match ban.
O.K. it may be an intelligent thing to do. But to tell the newspapers that is what you did negates the ‘intelligent’.