Ontem, pensei nisto e, hoje, aí está a imprensa britânica making a fuss on that
Durante o pequeno sururu que se gerou quando Rooney pisou R.Carvalho Ronaldo foi um dos que mais pressão exerceu sobre o árbitro Elizondo, para que punisse disciplinarmente o inglês, seu colega de equipa no Manchester, facto a que Rooney reagiu puxando-o pelo braço.
Pela experiência que tenho de lidar com estes batráquios penso que a vida de Ronaldo ficou muito difícil em Inglaterra, e mais ainda em Manchester, agudizada por esta novela em torno da sua ida para o Real Madrid.
Entre os vários jornais “on line” consultados não resisti a retirar este excerto na defesa da tese que o famoso fair play britânico é, afinal, um mito, sustentado ao longo do tempo por acções de marketing e cosmética política.
Não deixa de ser interessante no texto que retirei do “sunday times on line” (www.timesonline.co.uk) a parcialidade que cega o articulista indo ao ponto de afirmar que a pisadela de Rooney “…was not on purpose”. Patético.
Eis os excertos feitos devido à extensão do texto (emoticons da minha autoria):
[i]Ronaldo’s double betrayalMARTIN JOL
The pleading of Cristiano Ronaldo for the referee to take action against his clubmate Wayne Rooney was not surprising, but it was a disgrace for football
To lose in those circumstances was a disgrace :roll: . And the biggest disgrace of all was Cristiano Ronaldo.
The key incident in the game was Wayne Rooney’s sending-off. It wasn’t even a booking. I watched the match in Holland with a hundred football-mad Dutchmen. Everybody was cheering for England and everybody felt the same.
When Rooney trampled on Ricardo Carvalho, he didn’t do it on purpose. :lol: Before that he was being impeded and should have had a foul anyway. The referee blew his whistle and paused and was thinking of what to do when Ronaldo ran over and asked him to show a card. It’s how Ronaldo always behaves, trying to influence referees, and it turns my stomach when players do that.
I thought to myself, how could he do that? You could argue that Ronaldo is playing for his country in a World Cup, so it’s okay to do anything to win. I don’t believe that. What about sporting values? Rooney is his club teammate, and judging by the way they walked out together at the start, joking, his friend? It was a double betrayal, a disaster for football.
I know everybody will be talking about Rooney but I feel sorry for him. He was not guilty :shock: . It was a sad way for one of the potential stars of the tournament to go out of his first World Cup.
All in all, I felt emotional seeing England lose. In Holland, England are always our second team, and we had all the more reason to support them yesterday because of the way Portugal played against Holland in the second round. Just as Ronaldo pulled that stunt to get Rooney punished, against Holland, Luis Figo got Khalid Boulahrouz red-carded for an elbow that never was.
After Rooney’s red card, they were magnificent. It must have been the best defensive performance, with 10 versus 11, seen in the last five years. The task suited them. They could forget about possession and concentrate on defence, looking for the odd counter- attack, which, under Sven-Göran Eriksson, has often been their approach.
Although Portugal were disgraceful against Holland, and full of gamesmanship yesterday, they probably did more in the competition than England to deserve a place in the semis =D> .
Once more England’s main feature was their wonderful defence. If you concentrate on keeping out the opposition rather than creating ways to score, you risk 0-0, which, in a World Cup, means extra time and possibly penalties. Given England’s past record, how safe is it to bet on penalties =D> ? I said before the tournament England are seen by the rest of the world as major under- achievers :mrgreen:. And they are going home early again, as they have always done since 1966. Eriksson was hired to change that sad history. Unfortunately he couldn’t do it." :mrgreen: [/i]
Indo até mais longe na generalização, não vai ser fácil ser jogador português em Inglaterra nos próximos tempos.