Bilic in new McCarthy blast


angry-bilic-624x447Slaven Bilic has again attacked Everton midfielder James McCarthy claiming that type of tackle that he smashed into Dimi Payet is outdated by 20 years or more.

He said: “That kind of tackle should not be allowed. Football is better in this respect than it was 20 years ago. Those tackles happened more back then so FIFA, UEFA, the English FA and the referees are protecting the players more but they still happen and that is wrong.

It was a nasty tackle but I didn’t see people talk much. The media did not make a lot of it but that is because it happened to West Ham. It would be the same if it was Stoke or Aston Villa, with the greatest respect to the players of those teams.

And he added: “If that tackle had been in the Arsenal versus Spurs game that took place on the same weekend, it would have been the headline story everywhere.

“It is the same in Germany, France and Italy so it is not just in England. But I was surprised that it was only us talking about it.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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