Referee's inaction infuriates Laudrup
Michael Laudrup, the Swansea manager, launched an outspoken attack on referee Mike Dean for failing to stop play in injury time at the end of his team's 1-0 defeat at White Hart Lane yesterday when it appeared that striker Michu could have been knocked unconscious.
There was uproar on the Swansea bench as play continued despite the fact the Spanish striker, above, was lying prone on his back following a collision with Spurs' goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, with players from both sides frantically calling for medical attention.
Laudrup said that the collision had reminded him of the one between Germany goalkeeper Harald Schumacher and France defender Patrick Battiston in 1982 that left the latter with a broken neck. Michu later recovered and finished the game.
Laudrup said: "I was very angry, I did not want a free-kick or red card for Lloris or anything. But when possible head injuries happen like this one there is no doubts [the game should be stopped]." MORE
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