The pundits all over the place are having a go at Chris Foy for expelling Vincent Kompany for a challenge on Nani in the FA Cup match last weekend. Their lamentations are everywhere: "It's the end of tackling as we know it," says one. "It's ruining the game," shouts another. "The skill of tackling will disappear if this keeps up," chimes in a third. And today we learn that the disciplinary body has rejected the appeal by Manchester City, and has suspended Kompany for four games; three for the challenge plus one more for it being his second red card this season.
Herewith, the photographs. Let's take a look at the challenge in the cool, clear light of hindsight and dispassionateness.