Arsene Wenger was left furious last night as Robin van Persie’s sending off ‘killed the game’ as far as the French boss was concerned. It certainly ruined the spectacle, in which Barcelona were at their brilliant best, and questions will now be asked of the official about his reasoning behind a decision that even had UEFA delegates scratching their head.
In the papers this morning there has been a mixed bag of stories that includes David Gill blasting the FA; Spurs announce lucrative kit deal, while Kolo Toure is blasted by FIFA.
Gill blasts the FA – Guardian
Wenger: referee cost Arsenal the match – Daily Telegraph
No financial fears for Blues – Sky Sports
Fabio – Bale is world’s best – Sky Sports
Refs’ union warns officials could quit – Guardian
Dopey Toure is blasted by FIFA – Sun