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City Coach: If Benni Was Sent Off, The Same Should Have Been Done For Ertugral

Cape Town City's Interim Assistant Coach, Vasili Manousakis Thinks That Head Coaches Benni McCarthy And Muhsin Ertugral Should Have Received The Same Outcome

By Soccer Laduma - Jan 22, 2018 10:04 AM

Cape Town City’s interim assistant coach, Vasili Manousakis says that if Benni McCarthy’s outburst of emotions warranted the sending off, the same should have been done for Ajax Cape Town’s Muhsin Ertugral. 

Read more: Komphela: We Had To Keep Our Cool

The Cape Town derby was filled with emotion on Saturday, January 20, with City claiming the bragging rights four times in a row.

However, following the outburst in both technical areas on the field, McCarthy was subsequently sent off to the stands after storming in to Ajax’s technical area, infuriated by Ertugral who called on the official to issue a yellow card as City had 12 men on the field of play due to a miscommunication between the fourth official and the referee. 

Speaking after the game, City’s interim assistant coach, Manousakis said that he would have reacted in the same way that McCarthy did, but thinks that maybe the 40-year-old should not have stormed out of his technical area. 

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“Would I have reacted differently to the way Benni reacted? No, I would have done exactly the same thing. The fourth official said that the player can enter the field of play. Between the fourth official and the referee, the communication was poor and once the player had entered, afterwards the opposing coach was calling for yellow cards and send-offs and it is not in the spirit of the game,” Manousakis told the media.

“And whatever happened between the exchanges of words, if that was the outcome for our coach, the same should have been for the other coach. 

“I think, what our coach should have done, he probably shouldn’t have gotten out of his technical area, but if you look at the response from Coach Muhsin, it was exactly the same,” he added.  


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lindor10000bc Joined: 20 May 2013
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lindor10000bc Jan 22, 2018 07:28 PM
The PSL must suspend those officials, suspend benni and also suspend this idiot talking nonsense, doesn't he know its 11 players vs 11 players n that coaches mustn't leave their lines, stupid thing
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lindor10000bc Jan 22, 2018 07:26 PM
Sum ppl dnt know football how can this idiot say this nonsense instead of apologizin
Mashia1950 Joined: 29 Aug 2017
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Mashia1950 Jan 22, 2018 02:36 PM
only eleven players are allowed in the field of play, Ertugral was wright to protest. Bennie shouldn't have crossed his line, coaches insult each other everyday but they don't react the way Bennie did. The boy is full of himself.
fanist Joined: 20 May 2016
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fanist Jan 22, 2018 01:55 PM
Phambene lo wenzen uEtugral
blackmeteor Joined: 15 Nov 2017
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blackmeteor Jan 22, 2018 12:57 PM
Benni was in the wrong and his assistant crying about it makes it worse........ In soccer you need controlled agression........uncontrolled agression gets you sent off, fined, suspended etc. How does that help your team?
Love-downs Joined: 30 Dec 2017
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Love-downs Jan 22, 2018 12:25 PM
Benni is just a pre-madonna!
Ruud-Krol(mugabel) Joined: 28 Oct 2013
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Ruud-Krol(mugabel) Jan 22, 2018 11:51 AM
Belly was sent off because he left his box and encroached Cowshin's box.
Soldier4Khosi Joined: 23 May 2014
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Soldier4Khosi Jan 22, 2018 11:09 AM
Retaliation in football warrants a send of period!...the fact that he (Benni) left his technical area and invade opposition in an aggressive manner so ref. has to look at the intention.
Matt@y2k Joined: 20 Jun 2017
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Matt@y2k Jan 22, 2018 11:06 AM
Benny he is so stupid he needs to start behaving like an adult Mushin he's right he must bring him some lollipops lol kby I remain
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Myaka weliPhefeni Jan 22, 2018 10:59 AM
Loool his starting to show his thru colours thats Benni for u and i m still wayting for more from him lool
Bubbles Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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Bubbles Jan 22, 2018 10:56 AM
That was immature of Benni
shadae Joined: 26 Aug 2014
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shadae Jan 22, 2018 10:55 AM
benni must chill we cant be having him and his emotions every weekend, recently was penalised for calling match officials cows what is that, he needs to learn to reflects on his game #period
EagleEye Joined: 06 Nov 2014
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EagleEye Jan 22, 2018 10:46 AM
Who started this nonsense? If a player misbehave why give the other player red card? The ref was right and I hope the match commissioner will put it in his report and remedial actions against Benni.
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Vhivha Jan 22, 2018 10:45 AM
Mushin watch your back, nobody messes with Bennie in Cape Town
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khosiological Jan 22, 2018 10:43 AM
fresher news
Troublemaker10 Joined: 20 Dec 2017
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Troublemaker10 Jan 22, 2018 10:34 AM
Beni is angry because Murshin came to his beloved pirates brought drought and shame . He is still a Bhakaniya at heart we know what Beni does to people who mess with someone he loves
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waterwrc Jan 22, 2018 10:26 AM
Benni wa papa
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Mcolisi Mr Nice Dlamini Jan 22, 2018 10:20 AM
Ertugral will bring lollipops for Benni so that he can play with them coz he is still a baby

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