SiO wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:12 pm
Also his public meltdown after being kicked a bit didn't endear but he's a great player and one I'd love over at ours
I love the 'being kicked a bit' comments Zaha attracts. He's consistently the most fouled player in the Premier League because people are constantly trying to kick him out of the game. Same happens now with Grealish and happened with Hazard - people view these players as both lightweight and key to the way a team plays so try and land challenges on them in the game to stop them playing.
I think Zaha, like almost any other player in that sort of position/role, tries to bring the referee's attention to fouls being committed. It's falling dramatically but still being fouled, a lot of the time. I also think he might have been given an unfair reputation due to reporting on things like his diving and dramatic reactions to being fouled, when he's probably going down no easier than a number of other players in the league.
The video of him spitting is far too inconclusive to be sure he's spitting at, or even in the direction, of a player. He's certainly not aiming at the floor, mind you.
The comments here about his eyes and hair have an air of racism about them, similar to the 'pineapple on his head' stuff aimed at Jason Lee. Doubt this is malicious given the posters, but do be careful with what you are saying.
Ultimately, we have a player who has been sanctioned for spitting (Masuaku) and one sanctioned for diving (Lanzini). Many on here seem to have no issues with either player continuing to play for us.