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FIFA World Cup 2018: Can the Danes beat the French legion tonight and advance…

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first_imgAdvertisement oyNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2ig7dWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E53zaz( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1rowWould you ever consider trying this?😱3m75dCan your students do this? 🌚mbw3Roller skating! Powered by Firework Advertisement Denmark will go head to head against one of the favourite teams in this World Cup, France, in their last group game of the World Cup.Both teams have faced each other 15 times in international matches with France having a much better track record of 8 wins to Denmark’s 6, plus 1 draw.Advertisement This is the pair’s third meeting in the FIFA World Cup: France prevailed 2-1 in 1998, whereas Denmark triumphed 2-0 in 2002, in what remains their last victory to date over France.Denmark will be without William Kvist, who suffered a rib injury against Peru.Advertisement France’s centre-back Samuel Umtiti has been struggling with a thigh strain and may be rested. Adil Rami is the most likely to take his place.The match will take place at Luzhniki stadium, Moscow and is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm IST. It will be telecast live on Sony Ten2, Ten3 and ESPN.The team line-ups:  Also read: India vs Ireland: Key players who can set the tone for the tourIndia vs Ireland: Key players for the Irish that can shock India Advertisementlast_img read more

Lopsided win caps Mighty Sports’ Dubai stint

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first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member JRU, Wangs post shockers Jeron Teng also sparkled for the PH club backed by Rain or Shine and Scratch It with 22 points, four rebounds and an assist, complementing the effort of import J ustin Brownlee, who topscored with 25.“They gave their all for the team and for the Filipino community here,” said coach Charles Tiu. “We could have won at least two games if we had more practice.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnDavid opened the final frame with back-to-back triples before Ryan Araña scored on back-to-back drives, giving Mighty a 73-69 lead.After David buried his fifth triple, JC Intal sealed the outcome with a putback, 88-75, a little over a minute left. —ROY LUARCA 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon Gary David rediscovered his shooting touch as Mighty Sports-Philippines wound up its stint in the 28th Dubai International Basketball Championship with a 94-80 victory over local side Ball Above All on Thursday.A four-time scoring champion in the PBA, David scored all his 15 points from three-point zone in the fourth quarter to help Mighty Sports end a five-game losing streak.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijingcenter_img Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town View comments Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcoslast_img read more

The monster…

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first_img…and the peopleIsn’t it strange how even though we elect these people now in “government”, the moment they enter office they act as if they are direct descendants to Louis XIV. He, of course, famously declared “L’etat c’est moi” – “I am the state!!!” But at least he was a King. Over in staid Old England, one fella had warned even elected Governments would have this tendency to morph into Kings and abuse citizens. Governments were “Leviathans” – huge monsters like the devil, that must always be kept in check.Now, how the heck did we arrive at this sorry state of affairs? Especially since Louis XIV was beheaded by those same people whom he abused. You’d think our present generation of politicians would be worried about retribution, wouldn’t you? Especially since nowadays, we the people don’t even have to behead unruly rulers – we have the power to vote them out, just like we voted them in.But that’s the rub, isn’t it? By and large, we vote those in government in, not because of what we think they might do for the country…but for what we think they might do for people “like us”. And if we vote them out, folks who look like “them” might be voted in. And we can’t have THAT, can we? And since the politicians know your dilemma controls where you put your “X”, they walk all over you…with their boots.So what was it that sent your mild-mannered Eyewitness off on this rant? Well, it was Prezzie’s declaration that only the Army and Police must have guns. Private gun holders, he said, rent guns out to the gun-toting bandits who’re presently terrorising us silly. So removing guns from people who have been vetted by the Police as pillars of the community will stop gun crimes, since they’re the ones responsible for the crime wave? Isn’t this like throwing out the baby with the bath water – and setting us up for the kill?But what gets your Eyewitness’s goat, is this just illustrates the Louis XIV syndrome – the people don’t even need to be consulted on a matter that is literally life and death for them. Has there been a SINGLE bandit caught with a gun that was rented out by a licensed gun owner? Could we have some names, please.On the point that guns are flowing in through our porous borders, Prezzie conceded they must be “policed”. So, when will he be moving our Army out of Camps Ayanganna and Stephenson and deploy them along our borders.So they can respond when Ramjattan’s drones detect gun and drug smugglers.…and MinistersAs your Eyewitness said, the Louis XIV syndrome doesn’t only infest those at the very top…but permeates governance at all levels. Remember the Prime Minister bitch slapping a poor reporter for daring to point out he had “bungled” the presentation of APNU’s first budget? Do you see the Ministry of Agriculture refusing to obey a Court Order – issued by the Chief Justice herself?Moving downwards, we have the Mayor and her Gang of Four who can – and do – do whatever the heck they want with the money of the burghers of our fair city. Even our future money with the Parking Meters!! Then on to the RDC level. Do you remember members of Reg 5 RDC singing folk songs as the Region flooded? How about the REO over in Region 2?? He doesn’t even listen to the members of the RDC…much less to the “voice of the people”. Isn’t he anointed, being the son of Bhagee?And, of course, we reach the NDC, which still haven’t met to fix a thing in the villages!…the UG travelling circusWe’d already heard about the 14-member UG fundraising crew that spent $4M+ to travel and brought back $2M.Now $5.7M for a FEASIBILITY study for a business school? What kind of business will they teach?Hanky panky?last_img read more

Increasing UG fees another assault on education

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first_imgDear Editor,I am appalled to learn that the tuition fees for University of Guyana (UG) students will increase by 35 per cent over the coming three years. This is yet another assault on education. Since the beginning of the Governments’ term, there has been an unrelenting attack on education in Guyana. In less than two years, education is now significantly more expensive and harder to access. This goes against the utterances of promotion of education and, instead, aims at reducing the country’s already limited human capital.This assault has its genesis upon the coalition Government’s ascent to public office, when the initiative which provided cash grants for student across the country were eliminated. Through the elimination of this subsidy, the Government has increased the burdens on parents and this has possibly forced some to drop out of school.Unlike the Ministers of Government who earn exorbitantly and gave themselves a humungous increase, ten thousand dollars mean a lot for many families in the country. If the Government was aware of the reality, they would understand.After the cash grants were discontinued, the next and most vicious assault to date came in the form of VAT on education .This is the assault that has consumed the news since the petty bourgeoisie was most affected. The middle class generally gets what it wants but if the middle class had been as affected by the loss of the cash grants as the lower classes were, the outcome would have been significantly different. However, it’s not just middle class people that are affected. Many families in Guyana make significant effort for their children to receive a better education, as highlighted by a private school operator; some students arrive in BMWs while many others arrive on foot.Then came the latest attack on education, a 35 per cent fee raise on UG over the coming three years. As it stands, many students already find it difficult to amass the current tuition fee. The 35 per cent increase will surely cripple them. There are many students at UG who are from rural areas in the country. This has the effect of added burdens on the parents of these students who would have sacrificed meals and basic amenities in a concerted effort just to see their children pursue higher education; how can one justify this unconscionable act?We are faced with a Government that is making education access and affordability considerably more expensive at every possible opportunity. And Guyana is a country that is in dire need of education. As such, it should be the reverse with government subsidising the sector more. Fees at the University of Guyana should be used as a tool to rectify the imbalance between social and natural science at UG. More than two-thirds of students at UG are in the social sciences; the reverse should hold whereby the fees should be used to correct this misallocation of human resources rather than to crowd out the poor. We plead with the Government to reverse these policies and let education be a human right and not a luxury for the wealthy, or a distant dream for the proletariat.Sincerely,Stephen Kissoonlast_img read more

Jayson Castro to skip 2019 Fiba World Cup, could be retiring from Gilas for good

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first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption The veteran point guard said that he is officially begging off from the  2019 Fiba Basketball World Cup duties,  saying he wants to give more time for his family after seven years of playing basketball year round.“I talked to coach Yeng and even the SBP [Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas], of course, boss MVP [Manny V. Pangilinan], and the whole coaching staff, and they know about my situation,” said Castro in Filipino after his club team TNT beat Columbian 109-102 in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Friday at Cuneta Astrodome.AdChoices广告Ads by TeadsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“I told them that I want to focus first on my family because it’s been almost seven years that I’ve been playing non-stop basketball.”Castro, who has two children, married long-time partner Lyle Castro on Saturday. Trestle Tan rues poor conditioning in ONE: Shanghai setback Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao Rio’s unsafe Olympic Park ordered closed by Brazilian judge A member of the 2013 team that world the silver medal in the Fiba Asia Championship, Castro’s dedication to the national team earned him two silver medals in the Fiba Asia Championships and also a couple of selections to the All Asia team.“I’ve dedicated myself to the team and whenever I take a break [from the PBA] there I go to Gilas,” said Castro, who joined the seniors’ program in 2012 and briefly retired from international duty in 2016.“I think it’s time to give it to the younger guys because I see that they’re ready.”Asked if he will indeed retire from international capacity, Castro just gave a nod and a short “maybe.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MANILA, Philippines—It could be the end of Jayson Castro’s international career.ADVERTISEMENT Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing View commentslast_img read more

MEP HARKIN ANGRY AS GOVERNMENT REFUSES DISPOSAL PAYMENT FOR HORSES

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first_imgThe decision by the Minster for Agriculture not to introduce a payment to horse owners for the disposal of surplus animals not permitted into the food chain has been strongly criticised by Independent MEP Marian Harkin.Speaking as she officially opened the Ballinasloe Horse Fair today Sunday, September 29th she said that the decision not to introduce an incentive scheme for the disposal of surplus horses raised serious questions about the Department of Agriculture’s commitment to animal welfare and to Ireland’s image abroad which had been severely damaged internationally by stories based on the ill treatment of horses last winter. She said: “The brand image of Ireland Inc was severely damaged last year by stories which went around the world concerning the treatment of surplus and starving horses. This should have served as a warning to the government that the surplus horse problem needed to be effectively tackled. “However the working group set up by the Department of Agriculture, according to reports, has washed its hands of the problem and instead of implementing a payment to assist in the disposal of surplus animals they have apparently decided to do nothing.“This is sheer dereliction of responsibility by the Minister for Agriculture Mr. Coveney who makes many speeches and allocates €millions to propagate a good image for Ireland’s agricultural output.“If there is no an immediate and effective move by the Department of Agriculture to facilitate the disposal of surplus horses it could again create a situation which will be hugely damaging to our country’s image and to those horsemen and women all over Ireland who have nothing but the best interests of their animals at heart.“On a brighter note what is most heartening in Ireland today is how the voluntary sector fills so many of the gaps left by the failure, or incapacity, of government to serve the needs of citizens. The voluntary effort of volunteers in Ballinalsoe is exemplified in their involvement in the organising and administration of Ireland’s greatest horse fair. “This fair in the early 1800s was described by no less an oracle than the ‘great thunderer’ the London Times as the largest in Europe and the ‘greatest in the British Empire’. Whatever about no longer being a standout in the Empire, Ballinasloe is still a force to be reckoned with. Whether it is in organising this great fair and many other voluntary initiatives or highlighting wrong headed actions by the HSE the people of Ballinasloe are prepared to put in the necessary major voluntary effort.“Volunteering whether it is carers, meals on wheels, the IFA, the Tidy Towns or taking to the streets to make a point, volunteers are at the core of every community. It is volunteers such as you who make this great fair possible, who help to make life bearable in these very difficult times in communities across the country.“It would be no harm if our national politicians recognised the enormous economic value represented by volunteering and I say with no exaggeration that this country would grind to a halt both economically and socially if volunteers were not there to plug so many gaps”, Marian Harkin added. MEP HARKIN ANGRY AS GOVERNMENT REFUSES DISPOSAL PAYMENT FOR HORSES was last modified: September 29th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:horse disposalmarian harkinMEPlast_img read more

SICKENING – DOG FOUND WITH BULL WIRE EMBEDDED IN ITS NECK

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first_imgThe dog is tended to by vets after bull wire was found embedded in its neck.An investigation has been launched after a collie dog was found with bull wire embedded in its neck.Animal welfare officers believe the wire may have been used to keep the dog tied to a fence.The dog was found by a member of the public close to a beach in the vicinity of Erraroey, Falcarragh. The local dog warden initially responded to the call and ISPCA Inspector Kevin McGinley was called in to investigate.The length of heavy duty fencing wire which was wrapped around the dog’s neck is believed to have been used to tether the animal.The wire which was embedded in the dog’s neck.The wire had cut into the dog’s flesh leaving a deep open wound when found on Thursday last.The female collie, who is aged approximately 2 to 3 years, is currently being treated in a local veterinary surgery. When fit, she will be taken to the ISPCA’s National Animal Centre to complete her rehabilitation. “This is a very serious injury” commented Inspector McGinley, “but we are confident that she will make a full recovery.“We would appeal for anybody who may have information as to the origin of this dog to contact the ISPCA on 1890 515 515”. SICKENING – DOG FOUND WITH BULL WIRE EMBEDDED IN ITS NECK was last modified: January 27th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:COLLIEDOGFalcarraghISPCAKevin McGinleylast_img read more

Mauricio Pochettino hails Spurs star as ‘one of the best in the world’

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first_imgMauricio Pochettino hailed Hugo Lloris as one of the best in the world after his superb goalkeeping performance earned Tottenham a hard-earned point with a 0-0 draw against Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League.Lloris made a string of excellent stops in the second half at the BayArena but one was exceptional, as he denied Javier Hernandez a certain goal from point blank range – with goal-line technology confirming the ball didn’t cross the line.Hernandez was free at the back post and had the goal at his mercy, but the Frenchman darted across and scrambled the ball off the line in incredible fashion.Spurs dominated the first period in Germany but in the end had Lloris to thank for a result that keeps them second in Group E and only a point off the top with two home games to come.“I think after two years here and a few months, my third season at Tottenham, only I can say good things for him,” Pochettino said.“He is a fantastic goalkeeper, one of the best in the world. Today in the second half he was brilliant again.“I have not changed my opinion about him, that he is one of the best goalkeepers in the world, he showed in every action today he is top quality, one of the best.“I think he is in the best moment of his career and always it is important to have a keeper like him.”Lloris was particularly busy on a night when Tottenham lacked composure at both ends of the pitch and missed Toby Alderweireld’s leadership at the back and Harry Kane’s precision up front.The pair are on course to make earlier returns from injury than initially thought, with Pochettino confirming after the match that Monday’s scan on Alderweireld’s leg had revealed no major problems.Pochettino said it would be “difficult” for Alderweireld to face Bournemouth on Saturday but a return against Leicester the weekend after remains a possibility.Kane, meanwhile, has begun light training this week but he is further away in terms of match fitness.Tottenham could have both players back for the return fixture against Leverkusen at Wembley next month, when victory would put them in a commanding position to progress.Vincent Janssen headed against the crossbar here while Dele Alli and Erik Lamela both spurned chances to score but Pochettino was satisfied with a point.“In the first half we were better and in the second half they were better and some brilliance from our keeper kept us in the game,” Pochettino said.“It is a strong point, we need to feel pleased with the point. When you analyse the game, the point is important and we need to be happy with that.” Hugo Lloris was in fine form as Spurs earned a 0-0 draw with Bayer Leverkusen 1last_img read more

Republicans sticking with Arnold

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first_imgCrayton thinks Schwarzenegger, who supports abortion rights, is “playing politics” on abortion, and she wishes he were tougher on immigration. But she rationalizes his actions as necessary to cope with the pressure he gets at home. “He’s got certain concessions he’s got to make because he’s got a family life, too,” she said. Her friend Ruth Daugherty, who also was worshipping at the Crystal Cathedral, excused the governor’s moderate stance on immigration – and even his reluctance to send the National Guard to the border with Mexico – as a political necessity in a state like California, where Democrats dominate. “I think he’s doing the best he can,” said Daugherty, 73, a retired banker who lives in Irvine, “because he can’t be as vocal about it as we are and get elected.” There is an undercurrent of protest against the governor, particularly on immigration. After Schwarzenegger said he was surprised at the “intensity of prejudice” toward illegal immigrants he encountered at a town hall meeting near San Diego, talk radio erupted. In Los Angeles, KFI’s John Ziegler upbraided Schwarzenegger’s campaign manager, Steve Schmidt, who had gone on the air to try to contain the damage, for the governor’s election-year shift. “He’s not a Republican and you know that,” Ziegler told Schmidt. “Because you know a real Republican can’t win statewide, so you and Maria have orchestrated this move to the left. Congratulations, but don’t deny it. Take credit for it.” How much discontent over the governor’s moves this year filters down to the average voter is an open question. In interviews throughout conservative Orange and Riverside counties, few voters even knew the governor’s position on immigration, much less the details of legislation or the inside workings of his staff. And while most voters were angry about illegal immigration, almost none laid the blame at the governor’s feet. “It’s not Arnold’s fault,” said Ken Mummert, 66, who was eating lunch at Costco in the Riverside County town of Temecula. “Immigration’s been a problem that’s been going on a long time.” Still, Mummert, an evangelical Christian who is “somewhat retired” and writing his second book, said he wasn’t all that enthusiastic about voting for Schwarzenegger. “I have to think about whether I’m going to vote at all,” he said. “I’m at the point where I think it’s a total waste of time.” The prospect that conservatives might stay home is worrisome for Schwarzenegger. Analysts are predicting that President George W. Bush’s unpopularity could hurt him in November if it discourages Republicans from voting. California has 1.3 million more Democrats than Republicans. To win, Schwarzenegger needs to rally his Republican base, convert a few Democrats and win the majority of independents. The state Republican party is promising a huge volunteer effort to get out its vote. The governor’s campaign also is doing everything it can to scare Republicans into supporting the governor by tagging his Democratic opponent, state Treasurer Phil Angelides, a tax-and-spend liberal. Those tactics may be working. Crayton’s fiance, Ken Sheppard, for example, has been angry at some of the things the governor has done this year, particularly his reluctance to comply with President Bush’s request to send National Guard troops to the border with Mexico. “I don’t think he had any right to do anything against the president or say anything against the president,” said Sheppard, who is a real estate investor from Encino. The governor balked at Bush’s request, saying the plan was ill-conceived. He only agreed to send the troops when the federal government agreed to pay for the deployment. But Sheppard said he is supporting Schwarzenegger – and phone-banking for the Republican ticket – out of fear of what the Democratic alternative might bring. In the end, he said, his vote for Schwarzenegger, while solid, was more a negative than a positive. “I personally believe if the other side were going to win, we would be hit with higher taxes for years and years and years,” he said. “It’s not like voting for Arnold. It’s voting against Angelides.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! GARDEN GROVE – Gelia Crayton is the picture of conservative California. She worships at the Crystal Cathedral, Orange County’s gleaming megachurch, and opposes abortion and gay marriage. She thinks illegal immigration is the scourge of the state. Crayton’s hardline views are at odds with the moderation Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has gone out of his way to advertise this year, as he seeks re-election. Yet on a recent Sunday after church services here, the 58-year-old real estate agent pledged to stay loyal to the governor “until he says, `Taxes are going to go up and welcome illegals.”‘ Crayton’s pragmatism helps explain how Schwarzenegger has consolidated his party’s support this year, even as he has flouted many of its core beliefs. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesHe has angered social conservatives by hiring a lesbian Democrat as his chief of staff and upset fiscal conservatives by partnering with legislators to put the largest bond package in California history on the November ballot. He also crossed the business lobby by agreeing to raise the minimum wage, force prescription drug companies to offer discounts and cap greenhouse gas emissions. Despite all this, as many as 85 percent of California Republicans tell pollsters they will vote for Schwarzenegger in November. Last year, when his popularity was at a nadir because of the special election, just 66 percent of Republicans were willing to say they’d vote for him. Schwarzenegger’s celebrity helps him bend the rules of politics. Voters often say they feel they have a personal connection to him. Crayton, for example, cut the governor slack on account of his Democratic wife, Maria Shriver, who is a member of the Kennedy clan. last_img

Luiz red card verdict: ‘He basically wet himself’, claims ex-Blue

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first_imgRay Wilkins claims Chelsea star David Luiz ‘wet himself’ before the challenge on Arsenal ‘s Sead Kolasinac that saw him sent off at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon.The Brazilian defender was shown a straight red card for a reckless lunge on Kolasinac and, although some ex-pros feel it warranted only a second yellow card, Wilkins says Luiz can have no complaints.The former Chelsea captain and coach told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “It was an atrocious tackle. He either wants to hurt Kolasinac, or he’s afraid. I’ll go for the latter.“He saw him coming towards him and thought, ‘wow, this fella is a giant’ and he basically wet himself.“Kolasinac went to the floor, his boots never came off the ground, he just went for the ball. If Luiz had done that there would have been nothing wrong. It’s on the halfway line for goodness sake.”last_img read more