Paul Merson Perfectly Sums Up Ridiculous Nature Of Wayne Hennessey's Excuse

Paul Merson has hit the nail on the head as he compared Troy Deeney appealing his red card against Arsenal with the situation regarding Wayne Hennessey and the picture that nearly got him in trouble.

Once upon a time Paul Merson was a wonderful footballer for Arsenal, winning the football league twice with the Gunners, before helping Portsmouth win promotion to the Premier League for the first time later in his career.

These days the 51 year old is best known for being a bit of a comedy character on Sky Sports' Soccer Saturday, describing games even though he's no idea which player actually did the thing he's describing or being unable to say their names.

A long with that there's every chance that 'Merse' is spewing out some daft opinion or other about the recent events in football.

When it comes to daft nothing is more daft than Wayne Hennessey recently being let off by the FA for the controversial picture where it looked like he was doing a Nazi salute. The Palace keeper denied that saying he didn't even know what a Nazi salute was, much to the surprise of everyone.

On Saturday Merson was talking about Troy Deeney's red card against Arsenal last week and claimed that if Hennessey could avoid punishment then Watford might as well appeal too, saying:

"You might as well appeal it. You might as well is you're not getting an extra game.

"If that lad [Hennessey] is going in saying he doesn't know who Hitler is, then you've got every chance.

"He could've said 'I've tickled him'. If he was in after him, he could have got away with that".

The image that got Hennessy in trouble. Image: PA Images
The image that got Hennessy in trouble. Image: PA Images

Deeney picked up a three game ban for violent conduct after he was adjudged to have elbowed Lucas Torreira in the head just 10 minutes into the match.

The Arsenal fans were mostly happy with the incident because of the Watford captain's famous line about the north Londoners having 'no cojones,' since that interview the striker has had a penalty saved and been sent off in the games between them.

Xhaka explains to Deeney why he's been sent off, as if he didn't know. Image: PA Images
Xhaka explains to Deeney why he's been sent off, as if he didn't know. Image: PA Images

It says absolutely everything you need to know when the daftest man on Soccer Saturday is making complete sense about the Hennessey situation, it clearly takes on to know one.

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

Next Up

arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up camera clock comment cursor facebook-messenger facebook Instagram link new-window play share snapchat submit twitter vine whatsapp ODDSbible