Nani should leave crying to the real men

March 7, 2011 6

In his Five Things We Learned From Liverpool vs Manchester United article, The Guardian’s Daniel Taylor came down harder than Jamie Carragher on Nani, who was tearfully substituted after feeling the effects of a horrific lunge from the Liverpool defender.  Taylor insists:

“Bryan Robson never cried. Roy Keane never cried. Heck, we never even saw tears from Cristiano Ronaldo, the man who wrote the book on football prima donnas.”

It makes me sick, these foreigners coming over hear with their overactive tear glands.

Oh, wait.

I like Daniel Taylor’s work, but it does seem a little perverse to me that a journalist is quicker to criticise the reaction of a badly injured player than the perpetrator of a quite horrific tackle.  It’s symptomatic of the prevailing attitudes in English football that create an environment in which challenges like this take place.

6 Comments »

  1. The Red Machine March 8, 2011 at 12:50 pm -

    We’re mixing issues here. Nani was crying like a chick that has been denied a doll. He created a scene and wanted action to be taken. When he did not get it, he burst into tears. Sickening.

    Despite not being a chelski fan, Terry’s moment was more on self-retrospect. He had tears of regret based on his own inability to achieve something.

    Same outcomes but completely different thinking frameworks.

  2. Randy Dutch March 7, 2011 at 8:12 pm -

    Idiotic article.

    Nani was crying like a woman: there can be no place for that in the game.

    Crunching tackles and the old ‘reducer’… Well, everyone loves a bit of that, don’t they?

  3. Last man back March 7, 2011 at 10:54 am -

    What a strange video but a good point.

  4. Hogger March 7, 2011 at 1:11 am -
  5. Mike Johnson March 7, 2011 at 1:05 am -

    Ronaldo can be seen crying after the 2005 FA Cup final.

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