Toshack backing for Eduardo and Wenger

It seem's everyone and their granny is having their say on all things Eduardo and Uefa. Some believe Eduardo is right to be punished, and some are keeping an open mind, thinking outside the "let's all screw Arsenal over" box. Arsenal have found an unexpected ally though in the shape of former Real Madrid and current Wales manager John Toshack, who believes Eduardo was right to go down and protect himself in the fear of colliding with Boruc and causing an unnecessary injury. A subconscious fear grown by his horrendous leg break. This is a view which I share and have expressed on this blog, Eduardo's being punished for attempting to avoid a serious injury. The most important factor for me is being hidden - did Eduardo appeal for a penalty? No. He simply turned around and was pleasantly surprised to be awarded one. It's the ref's decision, if he saw contact, he saw contact - and there was. What's Eduardo supposed to do? Tell one of the most respected ref's in Europe it was no penalty when there WAS contact? Who cares, we outplayed Celtic and pen or no pen, we would've gone through regardless. Toshack describes this as a knee-jerk reaction from Uefa, a dangerous, knee-jerk reaction. I couldn't agree more. Every little incident will now be called into question from managers and football club's alike - and Uefa will have to make more decisions like this in the near future. A huge farce.

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