[Video] Watch The Bradley Johnson ‘Stamp’ That Broke Bacary Sagna’s Leg

By on May 5, 2012

Arsenal’s Bacary Sagna was forced off during Saturday’s disappointing 3-3 draw with Norwich after breaking his leg for the second time this season.

As i watched the game it was difficult to see how Bac picked up the injury, he just seemed to control the ball and fall to the ground in agony. But i’ve just seen the video below which shows that Sagna was injured a few seconds earlier after a clash with Bradley Johnson.

Have a look for yourself. Some are calling Bradley Johnson’s tackle a ‘stamp’ but i’m not too sure there was any intent. It looks an innocuous challenge to me but could johnson have avoided Sagna as he lay on the floor? Perhaps, but we’ll never know for sure if he meant anything by it.

Anyway, get well soon Bac. You’ll be sorely missed. You can also watch full match highlights and all the goals from the game here.

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19 Comments

  1. Dylan

    May 6, 2012 at 12:50 am

    Looks more like an accident than intentional

  2. cupsui

    May 6, 2012 at 5:06 am

    “some are calling it a stamp”

    you yourself called it that in the headline…come on dude?! i’m a gunners fan but that was totally unintentional. You have just made a sensationalist headline just like the tabloids to get clicks…

    don’t be a hypocrit

    • RVP10

      May 6, 2012 at 11:00 am

      @cupsui – If you look at the headline again, the word stamp is in quotation marks indicating it was said by someone else, and not my words.

      I have no need to make “sensationalist” (see, i did it again) headlines to get clicks, as it’s not my website and i have no financial stake in it.

      Also, just seen that Sagna himself has claimed Johnson did it on purpose: http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/may/06/bacary-sagna-broken-leg-bradley-johnson?

      Cheers

  3. Rob

    May 6, 2012 at 6:40 am

    This is a pathetic, disgraceful and irresponsible post. In no way could this be described as anything other than accidental. Further, it is Sagna who sticks his leg out in front of the on-coming player. Use your eyes and your brain please

    • asas

      May 6, 2012 at 12:33 pm

      eeehhhhhhh Sagna is in front you nooob

  4. Chester Muldoon

    May 6, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Couldn’t disagree more. Johnson skips over Sagna and plants his trailing foot backwards. It’s an unnatural motion and he makes no reaction to the fact that he’s just trodden on something he didn’t expect to. Also, he doesn’t go over to Sagna when he’s down to apologise. It’s a telling sign – are we expected to believe he didn’t notice he’d clashed with Sagna? Not suggesting that he intended to break Sagna’s leg, but he was annoyed by what he perceived to be a trip and kicks out. Watch it in slow motion and you can see it quite clearly.

  5. Madman

    May 6, 2012 at 9:29 am

    There is no sorry or regret form Mr Norwich number4 who stamped and did as he didn’t do anything wrong ,it ‘s bad thing that I see in this Norwich player ‘s spirit. FA will not do anything same because they hate Arsenal.

  6. Ryangoon

    May 6, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Your a idiot he never ment to do that it’s called a accident . Irasponsible post

  7. Chris

    May 6, 2012 at 10:24 am

    How anyone can watch that and see a stamp is beyond me. Watched it multiple times and think it is an accidental collision.
    Like Wenger i think a few people have their arsenal tinted glasses on.

  8. Jules

    May 6, 2012 at 10:47 am

    People who can’t see it’s deliberate ar either thick or deluded!

  9. Mogooner

    May 6, 2012 at 11:08 am

    What are you guys looking at? When a person is running, it is natural, as when walking, to put one foot in front of another. Johnson clearly steps backwards onto Sagna’s leg. You lot remind me of Alan Smith with the fence-sitting. This is not a matter of opinion, just one of using the eyes and common sense!

    • ron obvious

      May 6, 2012 at 12:54 pm

      ‘Steps backwards’ ???!!!

      Try running full tilt & then suddenly throw your weight backwards while falling forwards. Sagna slid in to get the ball away & tripped johnson, who couldn’t avoid him.

  10. C4

    May 6, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    I’ve tripped over many things and even people in my life, and NEVER have I pushed my leg BACKWARDS onto the object I’m trying to clear. It makes absolutely no sense. If anything it increases the chances of losing your balance while moving FORWARD.

    It takes a true idiot / xenophobe / spud to see it any other way.

  11. 5am

    May 6, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    That’s a well executed professional stamp and from playing football I know that only too well……

  12. george

    May 6, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    I know Bradley’s father personally. They are Arsenal supporters and I know Bradley would not have done that on purpose as he is not a malicious player. In fact before the game Mr Johnson senior (Keith) was hoping Arsenal won 6-1 with Bradley getting on the scoresheet for Norwich. This looks like an unfortunate accident and as avid GOONER I wish Bacary a speedy and successful recovery and look forward to seeing him in pre season training for us

  13. muzza

    May 6, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    I’m an Arsenal fan & there’s no way he intended that…i’ll take a 2nd butchers

  14. John Heath

    May 6, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Very silly post. Grasping at straws. Clearly an accident.

    And yes, I’m a Gooner before you ask.

  15. Robert

    May 7, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    I’ve watched this clip several times, and initially I thought it was an accident, but having seen it in slow motion a few times, I’m not quite so sure now… Johnson does appear to make an exagerated backward movement with his foot whilst travelling forward, which is not a natural thing to do when carrying a lot of forward momentum.. Bacary Sagna obviously feels there was some ‘intent’ here otherwise he would not have made this allegation. Sagna gets kicked in every game he plays, so why has he felt that this incident is any different from others ?. I’m sure he wouldn’t come out with this allegation unless he felt it was malicous..The only person that knows if there was any intent here is Johnson himself, and he’s not going to admit it even if it were true.. The only conclusion here is to give Johnson the benefit of the doubt on this occasion and hope that Sagna makes a quick and full recovery.

  16. Neil

    May 7, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    How can anyone say this is intentional?

    Slowing anything down can create misconceptions, but the players are not moving in slow motion!

    This is an accident, pure and simple! I am fed up of this victim mentality from Arsenal. I have supported their claims when their players have been targeted, but this is taking it too far!

    Get a grip and apologise for an unfair slur on an honest player!

    I hope Sagna makes a full and speedy recovery!

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