One of the very few remotely positive things about having no crowd in stadiums, is being able to hear what’s being said among players and coaches during games.
Sometimes it offers a fascinating insight into how these elite athletes communicate and motivate, other times it’s just really, really funny.
Last night was another instance of the latter.
Competing with Adama Traore, Rob Holding was clearly unimpressed after the Wolves man hit the deck, prompting a quite wonderful reaction that unfortunately landed the defender in Michael Oliver’s book.
Throwing the ball away in frustration, mics picked up Holding furiously exclaiming “He’s built like a brick s**thouse, how’s he gone down like that?”
It’s not too dissimilar to Sean Dyche bellowing from the sideline at Raheem Sterling.
Dyche ? "Sterling, are you sure? You spend half your life on the f*cking floor"— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) October 1, 2020
Unfortunately last night’s game was heavily overshadowed by the news that Raul Jimenez had suffered a fractured skull in a clash with David Luiz.
Wolves confirmed the news this morning.
“Raul is comfortable following an operation last night, which he underwent in a London hospital.
“He has since seen his partner Daniela and is now resting. He will remain under observation for a few days while he begins his recovery.”
“The club would like to thank the medical staff at Arsenal, the NHS paramedics, hospital staff and surgeons who, through their skill and early response, were of such help.
“The club ask that Raul and his family are now afforded a period of space and privacy, before any further updates are provided in due course.”
David Luiz was controversially allowed to continue, despite being bandaged up and visibly still bleeding, calling into question whether the concussion protocol again needs revisiting.
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