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You don't need to have been watching football for that long to know that football players, managers and pundits alike are capable of spouting some extraordinary bollocks when a microphone is put in front of them.
And Wales captain Gareth Bale is no different.
Last night, the Real Madrid man was beyond lucky not to receive a straight red card after narrowly avoiding inflicting a serious injury upon John O'Shea with a wreckless studs up challenge.
Somehow, Bale's lunge was deemed worthy of only a yellow card, a booking that will cause him to miss Wales' next World Cup qualifier, against Serbia in June.
Yet the former Tottenham man saw no problem with his attempt to win the ball and, during his post-match interview on Sky Sports, the Wales skipper even claimed O'Shea had kicked him.
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Maybe if Bale watches the incident back a few more times, he'll realise how lucky he was to remain on the pitch.
This is for all the morons trying to tell me that Bale went for the ball.Cowardly. O'Shea can count his lucky stars. pic.twitter.com/JtPx83cFAq- Didi Hamann (@DietmarHamann) March 24, 2017
We doubt John O'Shea shares Bale's opinions on the incident that could have cost him a lengthy spell on the sidelines. Fortunately for the Sunderland man, he escaped injury free, which sadly cannot be said for Seamus Coleman, who suffered a horrific broken leg after a sickening challenge from Neil Taylor.
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