The behaviour of Stoke fans was bad enough yesterday in itself. Aaron Ramsey was abused by a majority of brainless Stoke fans for daring to have his leg broken by the aggressive Ryan Shawcross' reckless tackling, while Arsene Wenger was abused by the Stoke fans in that classless manner that is sometimes tinged with a rather significant dose of xenophobia.
The coverage of events on the BBC's Match of the Day was biased and offensive. They largely ignored the shameful abuse dished out to Ramsey and made a joke of Arsene Wenger being abused by Stoke fans. Then at the end of the program, Gary Lineker did his Arsene Wenger 'impression'.
I have to say, words almost fail me, it was childish, offensive and utterly pathetic from a grown man who really should know a lot better. There was also a rather unpleasant streak of xenophobia running through Lineker's mocking of Arsene Wenger. It is a disgrace that a public sector broadcaster such as the BBC, which is meant to be impartial, should cover events in such a partisan fashion and allow a presenter to mock a manager in such a fashion.
It was a new low for Lineker and the BBC in my opinion. I have complained and would urge everyone else to do the same, make sure you mention the failure to cover the Ramsey abuse and Lineker's offensive 'impression'. Lineker should lose his job for this, no impartial presenter should behave in such a deplorable manner, it was utterly shameful.