In an attempt to make sense of what are, so obviously, false allegations made by Brown and Horton; I asked my self, “Why”?
This is not the first time a manager has come to the Emirates, lost the game and then marched, very publicly, onto the pitch at the end to berate the referee about one decision or another.
No, Phil Brown is in the esteemed company of Kevin Keegan and Paul Jewel both of which, in their own inimitable way, have marched onto the Emirates, thrown their arms into the air and started shouting.
The connection is probably becoming clearer, all of them were managing a team in decline and all of them were aware that their jobs were under serious threat.
The public display of emotion is not aimed at the referee; they know full well that they are not going to change his mind. This contrived frustration is a manipulative act aimed at the travelling supporters who have just watched their team lose and in all three cases of Newcastle, Wigan and Hull were very angry and very worried that their team was, and is, about to be relegated.
In an attempt to save their jobs, the managers try to create a siege mentality, an us against the rest of the world attitude, in the hope that it will install a fighting spirit amongst the players and divert the anger away from the hard core, the most influential and therefore the most likely to start the calling for the managers head, section of the supporters.
In normal circumstances we wouldn’t take too much notice of these kind of things, I mean, petty squabbles at the foot of the table is so not us, but Phil Brown crossed the line; accusing Wenger of refusing to shake his hand and Fabregas of spitting at Horton are despicable lies especially when you realise how clearly these allegations have been manufactured for the sake of trying to save their jobs.
Phil Brown purposely avoided the hand shake as part of his deceitful plan to try and garner sympathy from the clubs players and fans. Fabregas has categorically denied spitting and I know who I believe.
I didn’t like Phil Brown before Tuesday but now nothing would give me greater pleasure that to see Hull relegated and Brown to lose his job.