Rangel Anger At Barnes Claims

Thursday, 18 March 2010, 7:29
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The Swansea City defender was referring to claims by Giles Barnes that Rangel's clash with him on Tuesday was a penalty and not a dive as insisted by other members of the Swans camp.

Barnes had said “Every penalty is debated, but he caught me

“He knows it as well and, if he is honest, he will admit it.

“I wasn’t surprised it was given.

“I’m not a diver and he definitely caught me.”

However, Rangel hit back and insisted “I can 100 per cent say it wasn’t a penalty.

“Everybody thought the referee was blowing to give him a yellow card for diving.

“He should be punished, not me.

“It makes me angry that Barnes is saying it was a penalty.

“We are not the biggest club and we are fighting against teams with much more money and doing much better than they are,” said Rangel.

“So it’s devastating when these decisions go against us. It seems like we are moaning about referees the whole time, but we believe we have good reason.

“We just have to use it to make us stronger. I still believe we will get in the play-offs and defy everyone.”

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