Thursday, February 28, 2008

Must Read: Martin Samuel on Eduardo Tackle

I cannot recommend Martin Samuel's work this week in the Times of London any more highly. He's the best football writer I know of, but this week, he's outdone himself on the Eduardo tackle.

Wednesday's column is a keeper. Talk about perspective, the guy has it nailed on the tackle and subsequent drama over the severity of punishment that should be doled out, to the dignity--or lack thereof--demonstrated by the respective coaches, to the pragmatism demonstrated by Eduardo via one simple quote: "Shit happens."

Then today, Samuel offers a sample of email and letters he's received since the incident.

I will do neither any justice. Read them both for yourself.

Feb. 27: "Mike Dean’s action at odds with the tolerance of brutality"
Feb. 28: "Tackle that divided a nation"

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