In which the Spurs keeper is invited to thank his lucky stars and pipe down …
There’s an awful lot of piffle from Brazil, and Heurelho Gomes is now beginning to get a bit irritating.
Comeonspurs.com quotes him as “blasting” Darren Bent with these words: “I didn’t think I would get sent off because I didn’t think it was a penalty. When I saw the ball was going out I pulled my arm back.
“It’s a difficult situation but it is his (Bent’s) job. The referee needs to know these things, that when a striker comes to the 18-yard box they try to dive for a penalty. They have to know.”
They also have to know, Mr Gomes, that goalkeepers are not always above a bit of foul play themselves.
If you haven’t seen it already, read what we’ve had to say about it today at this link.
Many Sunderland fans accept that we were very lucky to be awarded a penalty for the second-half incident (as well as being unlucky enough to have Darren in rare wasteful mood as he took the kick).
Perhaps Mr Gomes should accept that he was extremely fortunate to get away with the first half challenge on the same player.
My guess remains that Craig Gordon would have been dismissed in identical circumstances in either instance (wrongly, in my view, since the first warranted a yellow and the second as I have conceded, shouldn’t have been given). But as one Spurs-supporting pal has already put it: “Ah, you’re sounding like me when we lose.”
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