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Vote: Should points be deducted when players show dissent?

Ian Wright unveils controversial plan to stamp out lippy outbursts

Javier Mascherano

In a week that saw tantrums from Cashley Cole and Javier Mascherano, esteemed Sun journalist Ian Wright has revealed a ridiculous intriguing plan to bring some respect back into the game. Wrighty believes teams should have points deducted at specific points in the season, based upon the amount of dissent players have shown. He also wants to ban any type of swearing towards match officials (I thought that was already banned?), employ lip readers to study match footage after games (an idea he probably discovered when leafing through Zoo Magazine) and impose a rule that will see only team captains talking to the referee.

Is it just me or is this idea a little bit daft? Perhaps a better solution would be to introduce a straight red card for dissent, with video evidence and lip reading being employed to influence the length of the ban. What do you think? Get voting!

6 responses so far
  • Noel - Malta // March 25, 2008 at 10:10 am

    If points were to be deducted than Chelsea would be relegated by Christmas. Much of today’s dissent starting when the SPECIAL ONE took over Chelsea. Other teams seeing that it worked started to do it. Apart from Cole last week, remember the game at Anfield, where the ref was constantly being surrounded and last year’s game against Arsenal?

  • Eastwood // March 25, 2008 at 11:09 am

    All ‘lovable’ wrighty did all game long was swear like a mofo at every ref. The more of a ‘celebrity’ he became the more he swore and shouted to use his influence to chnage the course of the game.

  • Hamburgler // March 25, 2008 at 11:16 am

    All this complaining about dissent is ridiculous. Points deductions – lipreading – whatever. What a load of bollocks. Just another example of attempts to gentrify our football league out of all recognition so it becomes like a circus act with wel trained clowns. Even WWF needs villains and heroes so dont be too harsh on the Mascheranos and JT’s or we’ll lose them aand all have a nice pretty game to watch while we drink our capucinnos at the Emirates

  • RedMist // March 25, 2008 at 11:16 am

    Eastwood and Hamburgler: “I shit in your your milk”

  • Dusty // March 25, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    Ian Wright always was a thick fucker, how does he get paid for writing that stuff!! got to have some controversy on a pitch or as ham says it will be capuccinos at arsenal watching gaydivers.com every week, must have the villains and shit refs to make it all worthwhile watching every week!

  • RedbyDawn // March 25, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    Do you reckon Bradley was searching for a clue for his dad when he was going through them waitresses handbags?

    Stupid cunt. He’s writing in the Scum; says it all.

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