Ex-Tottenham chairman defends red-carded Arsenal star, criticises QPR ace

Olivier Giroud was red carded in Arsenal's win over QPR.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admitted his striker Olivier Giroud had little defence after being red carded against QPR.

Yet the French international striker found unexpected sympathy from a former chairman of his club's bitter rivals.

Lord Sugar, who was in charge at Tottenham Hotspur in the mid-nineties, suggested the Arsenal striker was unlucky due to an exaggerated reaction from QPR's Nedum Onuoha.

He tweeted, in response to former television host Piers Morgan, who criticised the forward:

It's right that Onuoha was left with little lasting damage, and was able to continue - yet Giroud's actions in Arsene Wenger's words, 'changed the dynamic of the game.'

Regardless of his reaction however, the photo above clearly illustrates Giroud aggressively shoving his head into the QPR defender's face - and that is deserving of a red card.

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