[Photo & Video] Watch Charlie Adam Put Alexis Sanchez In A Chokehold
Watch Charlie Adam put Alexis Sanchez in a chokehold during Arsenal’s 3-2 defeat to Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Arsenal versus Stoke is always a feisty affair and today’s clash at the Britannia Stadium was no different as we went down 3-2 thanks to a shambolic first half display.
Stoke are traditionally a physical side and their approach has drawn criticism from many quarters in recent years, with Arsene Wenger a lead vocalist in calling for his players to be offered more protection from the referees against their ‘overly enthusiastic’ approach.
Referee Anthony Taylor was clearly in no mood to do us any favours this afternoon. Not only did he turn a blind eye to Peter Crouch throwing his arm into Per Mertesacker’s face on two occasions, while Ryan Shawcross did likewise to Olivier Giroud too, he also decided that Calum Chambers was the one player who deserved to be sent off for two very soft bookings.
When you compare how Chambers got his marching orders, for a trip and a shirt pull, to what Charlie Adam did on the pitch you do have to question the laws of the game, or the competence of the referee at the very least.
With injury time approaching, Adam decided the best way to prevent Sanchez from skipping past him was to put him in a chokehold. He didn’t just grab him round the neck quickly or pull him back by the throat, he got the Chilean in a full-on chokehold for a few seconds before throwing him to the floor.
We all know Adam is a despicable human being and a sorry excuse for a footballer, but even for him this goes beyond what you’d expect to see on the football field. A chokehold is even illegal in rugby! The worst thing was he did it right in front of the linesman and all he got was a booking.
But hey, everyone knows Arsenal don’t ‘like it up em’, don’t we?
Here’s a video of the incident: