Ferguson, Benitez told their verbal duel has put the 'game in gutter'.Byline: ANI
London, Apr 21 (ANI): English Premier League Managers' Association chief Richard Bevan has stepped in to try to defuse de·fuse
tr.v. de·fused, de·fus·ing, de·fus·es
1. To remove the fuse from (an explosive device).
2. To make less dangerous, tense, or hostile: the situation between Sir Alex Ferguson and Rafa Benitez by handing them an ultimatum ultimatum (ŭl'tĭmā`təm), in international law, final, definitive terms submitted by one disputant nation to the other for immediate acceptance or rejection. to quit their war of words.
The Manchester United and Liverpool bosses were told their battle has put the game in the gutter In typography, the space between two columns. .
The clash reached crisis point on last Friday when Ferguson accused Benitez of being rude rude - [WPI] 1. Badly written or functionally poor, e.g. a program that is very difficult to use because of gratuitously poor design decisions. Opposite: cuspy.
2. Anything that manipulates a shared resource without regard for its other users in such a way as to cause a and arrogant ar·ro·gant
1. Having or displaying a sense of overbearing self-worth or self-importance.
2. Marked by or arising from a feeling or assumption of one's superiority toward others: for calling Everton a small club and for a gesture he made during Liverpool's win over Blackburn.
Yesterday Ferguson refused to back down and said: "I made my point about it. I don't understand why he did it. "I don't want to go on about it any more. I made my point. There is no point carrying it on. It's plain for everybody to see now. I have made my issue about it."
Ferguson says a crossed-hand gesture by Benitez suggested it was 'game over' when the Kop scored their second in a 4-0 win over Blackburn 10 days ago.
Liverpool claim Benitez was merely making the gesture at himself after his players ignored his instructions and still scored, The Sun reported.
It was put to Ferguson that Liverpool was upset about the accusations. The United boss said: "I am sure they are."
The row between the two has been going on since Benitez blew his top about Ferguson's claims about fixtures and referees.
In a January Press conference, Benitez pulled out a piece of paper and reeled of a list of facts in a bid to put Ferguson straight. Fergie called the rant 'disturbed'. (ANI)
Copyright 2009 Asian News International The Asian News International (ANI) agency provides multimedia news to China and 50 bureaus in India. It covers virtually all of South Asia since its foundation and presently claims, on its official website, to be the leading South Asia-wide news agency. (ANI) - All Rights Reserved.
Provided by Syndigate.info an Albawaba.com company