Leroy savages Gayle’s penalty “con” job

GayleLeroy Rosenior tore into sent off Dwight Gale after “conning” a penalty out of Mark Clattenberg at Selhurst Park this afternoon.

And he believes the striker got exactly what he deserved when send off just before half time after bringing down Chiek Kouyate.

ClaretandHugh’s chief analyst Leroy said: “He stuck his foot in exactly the spot he knew Carl was going to kick the ball.

It’s the oldest oldest trick in the book and it was never a penalty in a million years. I’m very surprised that Mark Clatternberg fell for it.

“I was delighted the Hammers won the game – they deserved it all day long – and I can’t say I wasn’t disappointed when Gayle got sent off.

“It was a naughy trick for the penalty and a nasty challenge. He deserved to be sent from the field of play.” 


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11 comments on “Leroy savages Gayle’s penalty “con” job

  1. spot on as always Leroy. These things do tend to fool people but refs have no excuse.

  2. Sorry, I have to disagree. Yes, Gayle set this up and he wanted that penalty decision badly. But Jenkinson needs to be more cautious when making challenges inside his own box as he is always at risk of giving away a penalty.
    It’s simple, if you make contact with the opponent and don’t get the ball first that opposing player will go down more often than not, trying to win the penalty.
    Which is what happened.
    Don’t give the referee a chance to make that decision. Don’t go into that kind of challenge inside your own box.

  3. Nit at all. They both hit their feet in the same spot at exactly the same time so jenks had as much right to go down and fake injury to gain a free kick. No penalty, he played wrecklessly all game showing little threat as a player.

  4. I agree with leroy. gayle threw himself across the front of Jenks. A reckless challenge on Jenks if anything. Could have happened to any defender. Ref was conned.

  5. Never a pen,ref got turned over big time by Gayle.Wouldnt have expected it for us either.Soft,soft penalty,almost as soft as Hippos belly 😉

  6. “He stuck his foot in exactly the spot he knew Carl was going to kick the ball.”

    Why is it wrong for Gayle to do that? It is perfectly legitimate. In every game we see players position themselves between an opponent and the ball, often to shepherd it out of play, with no intention to play the ball themselves. If you play the man instead of the ball, as Jenkinson did, then you are at fault and it is a foul.

    Get the claret tinted glasses off, it was a penalty.

  7. Jenks was not challenging the player, he was attempting to clear it and Gayle put himself in the way to lure the penalty. They both arrived at the same time.

    On the other hand Gayle made attacker style lunges and deserved both yellow cards.

  8. Gayle’s as reckless as he is ugly.

  9. Gayle conned the ref !!!!!! Jenks did nothing wrong !!!!!!!!!
    I think jenks is a poor defender this term so far and I have made my feelings known on that score many times but credit where its due the lad was not at fault . Anyone with half a brain could see that !!!! Some fans simply haven’t a clue even when the replays show them Gayle cheated !!!!!!!
    Sheareresck striker comments just don’t wash !!!!??
    Never a pen !!!!!

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