Yesterday saw Arsenal sweep Norwich City aside with three goals in seven minutes that left the travelling Norfolk Army deflated and dejected for their long trip east.
It was a game that hinged on one massive decision in particular; the penalty award to Arsenal after Kei Kamara was adjudged to have hauled back Olivier Giroud in the box.
Personally I do not know what all the fuss is about. Did Giroud go down easily? Perhaps but one thing that was blatantly evident was the massive chunk of the Frenchman’s shirt in the grip of the Sierra Leonean forward. Regardless of your viewpoint Mikel Arteta stepped up and just about put the ball past the resistance of Norwich stopper Mark Bunn and from then on Arsenal took their somewhat undeserved victory.
It was clearly something that left a very bitter taste in the mouth of midfielder Bradley Johnson. The former Leeds man has previous with the Gunners. He was heavily criticised by Wenger after a challenge which broke the leg of Bacary Sagna last season.
He was also rejected by the club as a boy so perhaps he harbours some ill feeling toward the club anyway but still his outburst on Twitter was slightly out of the blue:
Was it a corner? NO!!Was it a pen? NO!!Was it offside? Yes!! To say im Gutted today is a understatement #livid— Bradley Johnson (@Bradley4Johnson) April 13, 2013
He got plenty of stick from the post from the Arsenal faithful and it left him to post a rather sly repost back at the Arsenal fans giving him a ‘battering’ on the net.
Haha a lot of arsenal fans battering me lol!!! Didn't hear you today until the 85min lol! Enjoy 3rd place— Bradley Johnson (@Bradley4Johnson) April 13, 2013
Clearly his ‘enjoy 3rd place’ was either meant as a cheeky dig at the lack of silverware at the club or the fact it may only be a temporary lofty position.
Johnson himself is an Arsenal fan so the Tweet was made in the heat of the moment in clear frustration at losing a game that seemed in touching distance.
But maybe next time he should just put the laptop down, have a cup of tea and watch Match of the Day.
Maybe not watch MOTD. I doubt reliving the experience would help.
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