But Arter, who it must be said has often seems a class act, said Sissoko’s apologized and played down Saturday’s incident.
“He said afterwards he caught me by accident,” Arter said on TV. “He is not that sort of player.”
Still, expect a charge for the Spurs’ midfielder. However you judge the incident, we’ve seen fines and suspensions for much less.
Rebecca Lowe, Kyle Martino and Robbie Mustoe discuss Moussa Sissoko elbowing Harry Arter in the face. Both Martino and Mustoe feel Sissoko should have been given a red card and could face a suspension as well.
Cristiano Ronaldo got the first goal and the last laugh as Real Madrid thumped Levante 3-0 on Sunday, but in between he was victim to a reckless tackle from David Navarro… again.
First, here’s the foul from today. You can especially watch Ronaldo roll over and over like a small child on a big hill:
But it wasn’t the first time Navarro saw red after an encounter with Ronaldo. Two seasons ago, Navarro launched upward into Ronaldo’s face, leaving the Real Madrid star with plenty of blood. In fact, don’t watch the video if you aren’t comfortable with the red stuff.
Navarro saw a card of the same color for his harsh foul.
Ronaldo also recorded an assist on Madrid’s second goal today, because he’s pretty good at soccer.