Jack Wilshere has (somewhat ridiculously) been charged for his anti-Tottenham comments during the bus parade following our FA Cup victory over Aston Villa last weekend, as reported by the BBC.
It’s ridiculous that such a fuss is being made over an Arsenal fan being an Arsenal fan, even if he is supposed to be a role model and is in the public eye.
There are far worse crimes that have gone unpunished in football, and we’ve compiled a list for you.
Here are eight crimes of football that haven’t been punished:
Joe Hart butts in as Michael Oliver bottles it
- Alexis Sanchez Turns Down £400,000/Week Contract Offer From China
- Wenger Claims Ozil Is In The Best Form Of His Arsenal Career
- Nabil Fekir Names Arsenal As One Of The 5 Clubs He’d Like To Join
How Manchester City shot-stopper Joe Hart didn’t see red for confronting referee Michael Oliver is a mystery, with the England international squaring up to the official and practically headbutting him.
It was one of the clearest red cards you’ll ever see, but Oliver Bottled it. And the fact that Hart wasn’t retrospectively banned is equally incredible.
Wayne Rooney’s ‘subtle’ elbow on James McCarthy
Wayne Rooney somehow escaped punishment for this horrendous elbow, with the Manchester United captain cracking the then Wigan man James McCarthy right in the head with a rather deliberate looking blow.
Referee Mark Clattenburg claimed he saw the incident at the time (via The Guardian), and The FA therefore took no action following the game.