Football: Good Guy Batty In Card Plea.Byline: ALAN NIXON
DAVID Batty David Batty (born December 2, 1968 in Leeds, England) is a retired professional football (soccer) player who played in a defensive midfield position. He is most famous for playing for Leeds United A.F.C., as well as being capped for the England national football team. pleaded with the referee not to send off rival Steve Gerrard yesterday - even though it could have cost Leeds dearly in the battle to make the Champions League.
Batty displayed a remarkable sporting attitude on Good Friday Good Friday, anniversary of Jesus' death on the cross. According to the Gospels, Jesus was put to death on the Friday before Easter Day. Since the early church Good Friday has been observed by fasting and penance. after being caught late by the Liverpool goalscorer in a stormy storm·y
adj. storm·i·er, storm·i·est
1. Subject to, characterized by, or affected by storms; tempestuous.
2. finish to the match.
Instead of making the most of the challenge, Batty jumped to his feet and asked ref Alan Wiley Alan G. Wiley (born May 27 1960) is an English football referee in the FA Premier League, and he is based in Burntwood, Staffordshire. Career
He first took up the whistle in 1981, then officiated in the West Midlands Regional League until 1991, when he not to give Gerrard a second booking.
His appeal went unheeded and Batty still questioned the decision afterwards af·ter·ward also af·ter·wards
At a later time; subsequently.
afterwards or afterward
later [Old English æfterweard]
Adv. 1. , even though Leeds sit six points ahead of Liverpool in the pursuit of Champions League football next season.
He said: "I don't like to see players sent off for that. It was a foul and nothing more.
"Gerrard did clip me, but I went straight to the ref to appeal for him to stay on."
But Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier said: "Batty was clever and went down, but he tried to redeem himself by appealing to the ref."