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Antonio Rudiger's 'disgusting' pre-match comments may harm Paul Pogba biting defence

Antonio Rudiger's 'disgusting' pre-match comments may harm Paul Pogba biting defence

However, former France midfielder Patrick Vieira thought Pogba’s reaction made it clear he was bitten.

“When you see that Pogba reaction, it felt like a bite,” Vieira said.

“So I don’t really understand what he was trying to do there, Rudiger.”

Meanwhile, former United captain Roy Keane insisted it could have been a lot worse and it was only a “nibble” from Rudiger.

“I think it was more of a nibble wasn’t it than a bite,” Keane reacted.

“Yeah it wasn’t a proper bite. But a silly thing to do.”

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Chelsea star Antonio Rudiger caught on camera biting Paul Pogba in France vs Germany match

Chelsea star Antonio Rudiger caught on camera biting Paul Pogba in France vs Germany match

Antonio Rudiger appeared to sensationally bite Paul Pogba towards the end of the first half of Germany’s Euro 2020 opener with France and the Manchester United midfielder was furious that the officials did not check the incident. The German defender was goal side and touch tight to his opposite number, as he tried to prevent his movement.

But in bizarre scenes, replays showed that Rudiger appeared to in fact bite Pogba on the back.

The reaction from the France maestro was immediate, as he screamed in shock.

He then ran to the linesman to see if he saw the incident but the officials were not willing to take a second look.

Pogba did not take no for an answer though, which would suggest he felt there was clear intent behind the actions of Rudiger.

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Hard man Roy Keane was keen to stick by his reputation.

“I think it was more of a nibble wasn’t it than a bite,” he said.

“Yeah it wasn’t a proper bite. But a silly thing to do.”

UEFA will be expected to assess the incident after the match to decide whether Rudiger could face punishment.

Interestingly, just three days ago Rudiger admitted he was not scared of using the dark arts against the opposition and his comments may not do his case any favours when protesting his innocence.

“Of course, they have good forwards, we have to be ready to win the one-on-one challenges,” he said.

“Just be disgusting, not always act nice, nice, nice, nice or playfully nice, nice, nice.”

“You have to set your mark against these players.”

It’s not the first time biting has featured at a major tournament in recent times.

Back in 2014 at the World Cup in Brazil, Luis Suarez was hit with a four-month ban by FIFA for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini.

It was the third time he’d been punished for the same offence.

The Uruguayan striker accepted a seven-match ban during his time with Ajax for biting PSV Eindhoven’s Otman Bakka on the shoulder.

He was later hit with a 10-match ban by the FA for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic.

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Lewis Hamilton comments have Red Bull boss biting back in defence of Max Verstappen

Lewis Hamilton comments have Red Bull boss biting back in defence of Max Verstappen
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has hit back at Lewis Hamilton, after the Briton sent a sly dig to Max Verstappen after winning the Spanish Grand Prix, saying Mercedes couldn’t “continue to rely on mistakes from others.”
Now leading the driver’s standings despite coming into the season on the backfoot, the Briton said: “I wouldn’t say it’s surprising as I know what my team is capable of.

“Definitely the first test didn’t look great and at the first race we were still up there but you could see the deficit from us to the Red Bulls.

“But I think in terms of overall output through the weekend, we’ve managed to do a better job.

“We really can’t continue to rely on mistakes from others — we’ve got to get our heads down and continue to work. We’ve got a good package but it does have its weak areas that we need to continue to work on.”

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Minor mistakes, mostly down to track limit decisions, have plagued Verstappen throughout the whole season, with a win taken away in Bahrain, a precious point for fastest lap removed in Portugal, whilst Hamilton’s few errors have seen him extend his lead in the standings, despite hitting the barriers in Imola.

It now seems to be a straight fight between Hamilton and Verstappen for the 2021 world title, with the Red Bull driver trailing behind by 14 points heading into round five at Monaco.

Yet Horner shrugged off the comments and had no concerns about his drier this season.

“Max will do his talking on the track,” Horner told ESPN.

“Lewis has demonstrated he’s capable of, excuse my French, dropping a b*****k occasionally.

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“He’s capable of making a significant mistake as we saw in Imola, and he just got very lucky that he wasn’t a lap down and didn’t pay a bigger price for it.

“Look, they can all make mistakes and we’re at the non-pressured stage of the championship at the moment. As we get to the business end it will count for more.

“When five races are left and if there is still the points difference that there is now, that’s when the pressure mounts up, not at this stage.

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