The players have gone mad!
Football players seem to have lost respect to the officials. On Sunday, Cristiano Ronaldo raised his finger in Mike Riley's face like a school teacher taunting a 10-year-old kid, demanding Riley shows Chelsea a yellow card.
School is normally closed on Sunday, but Ronaldo felt he had to discipline the referee! While Rio Ferdinand just proved tyrannosaurases are not extinct just yet (see picture).
There might be plenty of reasons for the players' lack of respect. Maybe their inflated wages and huge transfer sums have made players think that everything must go their way.
Whatever the reasons for footballers' awful attitude toward referees, it is unacceptable for players to yell at referees when they don't like their decisions.
Things are getting out of hand on the pitch. And off the pitch, things are no different.
English Talk has not yet forgotten Cristiano Ronaldo's attitude this summer and his lack of respect toward his employers. ET cannot wait for Rumors & Realities January return so that everyone can enjoy reading about the sickening-yet interesting Ronaldo-Madrid transfer saga. (Maybe this time, it will be a Ronaldo-City transfer saga).
While Emmanuel Adebayor was just yesterday nagging, hoping to get a new contract. Ade wanted to "get paid like Henry to play like Henry" and his lack of respect to Arsenal had the Gunners' fans boo him on the first couple of matches of the season. (It's good Wenger knows Ade can't be Henry).
And these stories never end. Players think they can rule the game on and off the pitch. This lack of respect must be addressed and every disrespectful player must get disciplined well and be taught about RESPECT for the good of football...