Date: 10th March 2010 at 11:55am
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When Steven Gerrard walked away from the referee mouthing ‘fuck off’ and flicking a V-sign towards him I held my breath in horror. He’s going to get a straight red, I thought, and he will be ruled out of their visit to Old Trafford.

But of course it is Stevie Me so the ref let him go and now I hear that he’s unlikely to reconsider his decision, meaning that the FA will let the matter drop, allowing Gerrard to get away without any punishment.

Normally, I would rage against the injustice which I should have learnt to accept a long time ago but this time I realized that the FA wanted to help us! Consider this: if they ban Gerrard, Liverpool would be forced to play someone else at Old Trafford, someone who might actually give a damn about the season and who doesn’t act like some sulky primadonna. In our current state, that might have been disastrous.

Instead we’ll get this Gerrard who barely had a kick of the ball at Wigan, a side we hit for five twice this season. Thanks FA!