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New footage of Webber cutting up Vettel in dangerous move AFTER the race. Watson says ban Vettel

Fresh footage shows fuming Webber cutting up Red Bull team-mate Vettel in dangerous move after Malaysia mayhem

By
Phil Duncan

PUBLISHED:

13:23 GMT, 25 March 2013

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UPDATED:

15:34 GMT, 25 March 2013

Dramatic new footage has emerged revealing just how serious the feud is between Red Bull team-mates Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber after the Australian pulled a shockingly dangerous maneouvre after the Malaysian Grand Prix had finished.

Red Bull are in turmoil today after Vettel ignored their clear instruction not to challenge Webber at the climax of the race, and the German was forced to issue an apology for undermining the order which has left his colleague considering his Formula One future.

VIDEO: Scroll down to watch the astonishing footage

Chequered flag: Sebastian Vettel slows down after crossing the finishing line in Malaysia

Chequered flag: Sebastian Vettel slows down after crossing the finishing line in Malaysia

Who's that coming up Mark Webber's car zooms into the corner of the camera

Who's that coming up Mark Webber's car zooms into the corner of the camera

Dangerous: Webber steers into the path of Vettel at a furious pace as the German slows down

Dangerous: Webber steers into the path of Vettel at a furious pace as the German slows down

Best of enemies: Webber then speeds off into the distance leaving Red Bull red-faced

Best of enemies: Webber then speeds off into the distance leaving Red Bull red-faced

New footage reveals just how angry
Webber was in the aftermath of the race as he dangerously cuts across
Vettel at high speed to display his fury, only missing his team-mates
car by a matter of inches.

Former McLaren driver John Watson, a
winner of five grands prix, believes Red Bull must take immediate action
against their three-time world champion.

‘The question is, what are the team
going to do to sanction Sebastian Vettel And the only solution I would
find is suspending him for next grand prix,’ Watson told BBC Radio 4.

Dangerous: Mark Webber (left) swerved in front of Sebastien Vettel to show his anger

Dangerous: Mark Webber (left) swerved in front of Sebastien Vettel to show his anger

Punishment: Sebastian Vettel deserves a one-race ban, claims John Watson

Leading the way: Webber was ahead of Vettel until his team-mate's late surge

Leading the way: Webber was ahead of Vettel until his team-mate's late surge

VIDEO: Watch Webber's dangerous move

Out of options: Watson says a fine would do nothing and removing the points is not viable

Out of options: Watson says a fine would do nothing and removing the points is not viable

‘You can’t take the points away from
him and give them to Mark Webber, a fine would be irrelevant, so the
only purposeful way to bring him to book is to say “you will stand out
one race”.’

‘I know that if other drivers in other teams disobeyed a team order they would be suspended or even fired.’

Red Bull cancelled their victory photo
in the aftermath of yesterday’s controversy while it has been reported
that Webber needed to be persuaded to participate in the podium
ceremony.

Usurped: Mark Webber would have won the race had Vettel not disobeyed team orders

Usurped: Mark Webber would have won the race had Vettel not disobeyed team orders

Watson says Red Bull team principal Christian Horner must take action or risk his position being undermined by Vettel.

‘If Christian Horner doesn’t reassert his authority in the team – because he has been totally subjugated by Sebastian Vettel yesterday – then his position in the team is not exactly the role it is designed to be,’ added Watson.

‘The only conclusion I can reach is that Vettel should be suspended for the next grand prix.’

Furious Man United fans turn on Roy Keane

Furious Man United fans turn on Keane after former captain claims Nani red card was 'right decision'

By
David Kent

PUBLISHED:

23:08 GMT, 5 March 2013

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UPDATED:

06:09 GMT, 6 March 2013

Manchester United fans have reacted furiously after Roy Keane claimed the decision to send off Nani in the Champions League clash with Real Madrid was the right one.

United fans on Twitter have described Keane as 'bitter' and claim to have 'lost respect' for the former Old Trafford hero.

Keane's comments came on ITV in the moments after the match which saw his former side kicked out of Europe's elite competition by a goal from Cristiano Ronaldo.

Right decision: United fans are furious their former captain failed to support the club

Right decision: United fans are furious their former captain failed to support the club

The turning point of the match came midway through the second half when Nani was shown a straight red for a clumsy challenge on Alvaro Arbeloa.

The Portugal international appeared to be watching high ball land and his leg hit the Madrid player in his midriff.

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson was apoplectic on the touchline, but Keane believes Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir made the right decision.

He said: 'I think the referee has actually made the right call. Everyone's upset about it and it's slightly unlucky, but it's dangerous play. Whether he meant it or not is irrelevant.

'It's dangerous play – it's a red card.

'You have to be aware of other players on the pitch. Does he think he's going to have 20 yards to himself

'Whether it's [a brave decision] or not, it's the right decision. Whether he meant it or not doesn't matter.

'Nani's a quick boy to go down anyway. He's not the bravest player on the planet.'

Keane insisted the referee had carefully considered his decision.

Marching orders: Nani was sent off for this challenge during the second half

Marching orders: Nani was sent off for this challenge during the second half

Marching orders: Nani was sent off for this challenge during the second half

He added: 'It doesn't matter if he
knows there's somebody there or not, it's irrelevant. I don't think the
referee actually made the decision because he waited a couple of minutes
while the player was getting treatment.

'I think it might have been the assistant that made the decision, and I actually think he's made the right call.

'We always say referees are very quick to make decisions – he waited a couple of minutes.

'Any time I was sent off in my career
I always thought, “did I give the referee chance to send me off” And
if the answer is yes, then it's out of your hands.'

The defeat leaves United battling on
two fronts for domestic silverware, but Keane may not be welcome at the
home of the Barclays League leaders in the wake of his comments.

One Twitter user said: 'Worst thing
to come out of tonight is Roy Keane's dirty comments, absolutely quality
for us as a player but what a bitter fella.'

Another added: 'The last bit of respect I had for Roy Keane has now well and truly gone.'

No love lost: Fergie was furious with the referee over the decision to send Nani off

No love lost: Fergie was furious with the referee over the decision to send Nani off

No love lost: Fergie was furious with the referee over the decision to send Nani off

Despite
a highly successful working career together, Keane has blasted his
former boss on a number of occasions since his departure in November
2005.

Keane was unhappy with the way he was ushered out of Old Trafford eight years ago.
An
interview with MUTV in which he was critical of some of his Manchester
United team-mates was given as a reason for his departure after
12-and-a-half years.

Asked if he could envisage a time
when he would have a good relationship with the Scot again, Keane told
The Sun: 'I wouldn’t have thought so, no. He’s a busy man and I’m fairly
busy.

'I said before I
was disappointed the way I was treated at the end, nobody will change
that. But that doesn’t mean to say I’m bitter and twisted towards Man
United. Far from it.

'I can go back there, I just wouldn’t be comfortable so that’s my choice.'

Keane
also told the Sunday Times: 'People say Ferguson always does what is
right for Man United. I don’t think he does. I think he does what is
right for him.'

Euro 2012: France to put unrest behind them

France dismiss dressing room bust-up after Nasri, Ben Arfa and Blanc clash

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UPDATED:

12:37 GMT, 21 June 2012

France have vowed to put dressing room unrest, which was sparked following their defeat to Sweden on Tuesday, behind them and focus on upsetting the odds by defeating Spain.

Les Bleus made more negative front page headlines in their homeland on Thursday after it was discovered three players and manager Laurent Blanc had become embroiled in a furious exchange which threatened to derail their Euro 2012 hopes.

Assistant coach Alain Boghossian, a World Cup winner in 1998 who was also on the staff at the World Cup two years ago when off-pitch dramas led to an embarrassing first-round exit, revealed strong words were exchanged.

Keeping a close: Laurent Blanc's France squad woke to more front page negative headlines relating to their defeat against Sweden

Keeping a close: Laurent Blanc's France squad woke to more front page negative headlines relating to their defeat against Sweden

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But he said it was nothing compared to the fiasco seen in South Africa, when the players went on strike in support of forward Nicolas Anelka, who had been kicked out of the squad for insulting then coach Raymond Domenech.

'There were quarrels, well, let's say exchanges, but it's normal in a dressing room,' he said. 'It would have been worse if nothing had happened. It's like in a couple, if you sweep the problems under the rug, at some point, it will explode.

Spat: Samir Nasri and Hatem Ben Arfa had separate clashes in the dressing room

Spat: Samir Nasri and Hatem Ben Arfa had separate clashes in the dressing room

Winger Florent Malouda had similarly said a day earlier: 'It's normal to send some missiles in a dressing room after a defeat'.

Boghossian
did not deny Hatem Ben Arfa and Blanc had an argument, but he said the
row was over as the French try to put behind them a loss that ended a
23-match unbeaten run.

'That defeat was a staggering blow. There
was a lot of frustration that had to be eliminated. They could have
done it by punching doors, they chose to talk about it,' added
Boghossian.

'Everyone said what they had to say. We start from scratch. Nothing is broken, it's quite the opposite. The fire has been put out.'

Boghossian, however, denied Samir Nasri, who has been disappointing after a good performance against England in their opening game, was the outcast in the squad.

The players all talk between themselves, they play PlayStation together,' he said. 'They eat together, they smile.

'It's up to him (Nasri) to show that he is not fazed by the critics. He is strong enough mentally to cope with the critics.'

Better together: Florent Malouda insists all is harmonious once again

Better together: Florent Malouda insists all is harmonious once again

Whether France have managed to restore harmony in time for the Spain game in Donetsk will determine if they can go through.

The solution has to be a collective one, said Malouda.

'The fact we had those discussions shows we have character. We raised some problems, we have to solve them,' he said.

'If you want to be a hero, you move away from the group. If you tell yourself Euro is your chance to shine individually, it can spread within the squad and it can make the whole thing derail.

'If we don't correct this, the bill will be very, very steep.'

Football agents branded "parasites" and "spivs" by furious MP

Football agents branded “parasites” and “spivs” by furious MP

Angry: Russell is unhappy with agents

Angry: Russell is unhappy with agents” involvement in the game

Football agents have been labelled “parasites” and “spivs” by Liberal Democrat MP Bob Russell.

He hit out at players’ representatives, saying their pay should be directed to different areas of the sport.

Speaking at Culture, Media and Sport questions in the Commons, the Colchester MP said: “Those parasites in the Premier League alone took 210 million out of the game in the last three years.

“Just imagine how that money could have been spent within the game, including schools football, if it was properly used instead of lining the pockets of these spivs.”

Sports Minister Hugh Robertson said a select committee report into football governance should examine the issue.

Meanwhile, he said ministers were meeting officials from the Football Association, Premier League and the Football League to discuss how to combat racism in the game.

Labour MP for Bassetlaw, John Mann, said the FA was “significantly more enlightened” than European football’s governing body UEFA, and the world game’s organisation FIFA, at tackling racism.

Mr Robertson agreed to meet an all-party committee on anti-Semitism and community groups dealing with discrimination to hear how ministers and regulators could deal with potential racism at next year’s European championship in Poland and Ukraine.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp angrily hits out at referee Chris Foy

Gaffe ref Foy “enjoyed not giving us anything” says furious Spurs boss Redknapp

Harry Redknapp aimed a furious blast at referee Chris Foy after his side were denied a certain penalty and had a goal wrongly ruled out at Stoke.

The Spurs manager was in no mood to mince his words in the post-match press conference, resorting to using the f-word to make his point after the 2-1 defeat at the Britannia Stadium.

Redknapp was furious with Foy for his failure to spot Ryan Shawcross” blatant handball on the line to stop Younes Kaboul”s goalbound effort.

Angry: Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has hit out at referee Chris Foy

Angry: Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has hit out at referee Chris Foy

To compound the Spurs boss” misery, just seconds later assistant referee Robert Pollock ruled out Emmanuel Adebayor”s close range effort for offside, despite replays showing the Togo striker was clearly on.

And the injustice triggered a withering post-match rant from an angry Redknapp, whose side slumped to their first defeat in 12 Premier League games.

“We”ve come away with nothing because there was a blatant handball on the line and Adebayor is two yards onside when the ball is played to him,” said Redknapp.

Conteoversy: Emmanuel Adebayor is wrongly ruled offside (above) and has his goal disallowed

Conteoversy: Emmanuel Adebayor is wrongly ruled offside (above) and has his goal disallowed

Not given: Adebayor fires home but his effort is disallowed

“That”s why we”ve come away with nothing, two decisions have been completely and utterly wrong. I spoke to the referee after the game. I never go and speak to referees after the game, I accept defeat and have never complained about refereeing decisions in 30 years of managing. Never.

“But today he got some badly wrong. When he goes home tonight and sees them he”ll know he”s made a couple of terrible decisions.

“Thelinesman, he”ll watch it tonight, when his wife”s making him a bacon sandwich and he”ll think: “F*** me what have I done there today”

Redknapp also disagreed with Foy”s decision to hand Kaboul a red card for two bookable offences.

Seeing red: Younes Kaboul is sent off by Chris Foy

Seeing red: Younes Kaboul is sent off by Chris Foy

The France defender”s first yellow came for back chat towards Foy, and his second for a push on Jonathan Walters late on.

“Ithought Younes” second yellow was harsh and the first one he got was for telling the referee it was handball, for something he has missed,” said Redknapp.

“What”s he supposed to do, not say anything when someone gets something wrong Do you just accept it I don”t think so.”

He added: “From the start I felt he wasn”t going to give us an awful lot here today. That was the feeling I had.

“I just felt he was quite enjoying not giving us anything. It was one of those days.”

At the double: Matthew Etherington scores his second goal

At the double: Matthew Etherington scores his second goal

Triumphant boss Tony Pulis refused to besucked into the furore over Foy”s decisions, saying: “I’ve just been told that they could have had penalties.

“Whether it was a penalty or not, I don’t know. I’ll have a look at the video. Don’t get me involved with referees, whatever happens.

“It’s fallen our side today from what everybody tells us, and I’m delighted about that.”