Bayern defends Ancelotti for middle-finger gesture

first_imgMUNICH (AP):Bayern Munich have defended coach Carlo Ancelotti for raising his middle finger to Hertha Berlin fans after supposedly being spat at following a dramatic 1-1 draw in the Bundesliga.Bayern says “basically, we find the human reaction of Carlo Ancelotti with the gesture to be emotionally understandable after the nasty spitting attack”.Robert Lewandowski’s injury-time equaliser for Bayern on Saturday prompted altercations between Bayern and Hertha players in a heated atmosphere at the Olympic Stadium.The German federation ended its investigation into the matter after Ancelotti agreed to pay €5,000 to its foundation for social work.In 2014, Norbert Duewel, then-coach of second-division club Union Berlin, was fined €3,500 for raising his middle finger in a 4-1 loss at home against 1860 Munich.last_img read more

COWEN’S COMMENTS SHOW ‘ARROGANCE’ – DOHERTY

first_imgSinn Féin Finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty has said Brian Cowen’s comments in the media today highlight the cocky and arrogant mentality that marked his and other Fianna Fáil led governments.Speaking today Deputy Doherty said: “Brian Cowen’s comments highlight the cocky and arrogant mentality that marked his and other Fianna Fáil led governments.“Sinn Féin and others continually highlighted the weakness of our economy, the folly of an over dependence on the property market and the likelihood of a crash only to be told by Fianna Fáil that we were cribbing and complaining. “Bertie Ahern even went as far as to suggest that ourselves and others who were warning of the dangers facing the economy should just go and kill ourselves.“It is this type of arrogance, typified by Brian Cowen’s failure to listen to anyone who didn’t agree with him, that ultimately meant we had no plan B as we collapsed into crisis.“Brian Cowen and his Fianna Fáil colleagues, including Mícheál Martin, have a lot to answer for. His refusal to apologise to the Irish people shows he has not lost his arrogance.“Unfortunately Fianna Fáil has been replaced by Fine Gael, a party that shares Fianna Fáil’s ideology and is gaining a level of arrogance to compete with its predecessor.”  COWEN’S COMMENTS SHOW ‘ARROGANCE’ – DOHERTY was last modified: August 28th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more