Aaron Ramsey was cranking through the gears last season, and just as he was becoming an important and integral part of our first team squad, that moment happened. On February 27th 2010 Ryan Shawcross went into a tackle on the young Welshman rather late using excessive force and the rest is history. As the above salient comments make clear this kind of violence has no place on a football field and there is simply no justification for it. The game today against Stoke has been postponed and I thought this would be an opportune moment to pay tribute to young Aaron and his continuing comeback from this serious and potentially career ending injury.
F*ck Shawcross, his refusal to acknowledge any blame for his reckless aggression and his lack of an apology. F*ck Tony Pulis and his incessant bitterness directed at our manager and club for having the audacity to complain about this appalling tackle. F*ck all those who feel sympathy for a player and football club that have no desire to change from their reckless clogging ways, Dembele of Fulham being another recent notable victim of their dangerous assaults. F*ck all the supporters of this football club who condone Shawcross' actions and his refusal to change his ways. F*ck Stoke RFC and their dire approach to football that belongs in the dark ages and not the Premier League. F*ck all those in the media who have made a victim out of Shawcross. F*ck all those current players and ex-players like Wayne Rooney who gather behind the aggressor in order to perpetuate the myth that this thug is a poor innocent victim in this whole affair.
This day should be for Aaron Ramsey. Aaron is currently on loan at Forest and building up his fitness, we wish him all the very best on his road to recovery. I could wish for nothing more than Aaron Ramsey to be back in the Arsenal team when the Stoke fixture is rearranged, nothing would be more poetic than for Ramsey to play a key part in demolishing Stoke at the Emirates, perhaps nutmegging the cumbersome Shawcross on his way to a hat trick, we can but dream. So for all of you who are supping a pint or glass of wine at this moment in time, disappointed that the game is off, I suggest you raise a glass to young Aaron Ramsey, thanking our lucky stars that his career is not over and then he lives to fight another day.