Steven Gerrard tjáir sig um atvikið, sem að feiti Sam segir að hefði átt að verðskulda rautt spjald:
>”It was a complete accident. He fell into me and I just jumped to avoid his challenge. That was it. I’m mates with Kevin Nolan. He’s a good Scouser so why would I want to try and deliberately hurt him?
>”We shook hands at the end of the match and I wished him all the best. The tackle didn’t even get mentioned. That shows it was a total accident. I’m very surprised and disappointed that Sam Allardyce is making an issue out of it.”
Nákvæmlega! Einsog ég hélt fram nokkrum sinnum í kommentum við leikskýrsluna, þá var það fráleitt að ætla að refsa Gerrard fyrir þetta.
**Uppfært (EÖE)**: Kevin Nolan sjálfur segir að [Gerrard sé saklaus](http://home.skysports.com/list.asp?hlid=349714&CPID=8&clid=&lid=2&title=Nolan+backs+Gerrard). End of story. Feiti Sam er bjáni og vælukjói.
Einnig kom Rafa með besta kommentið [eftir leikinn](http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/4576598.stm)
>”Perhaps they have other rules here, but the referee should protect the players who want to **play football**”
Og svo bætti hann við:
>”Bolton were diving all the time and you know they like free-kicks.
>”Everyone in England knows what Diouf is like but today someone clearly didn’t.”