• Tottenham winger upset with tackle by Liverpool’s Adam
• ‘He’s come for me twice now – and he’s got me twice’

Gareth Bale has criticised the Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam for a second bad tackle which left the Tottenham winger on crutches. Adam injured Bale with a challenge during the 0-0 draw between the two sides at the M&T Bank stadium, home of NFL’s Baltimore Ravens.

In May 2011 the Scotland international, then playing for Blackpool, injured Bale in a tackle, causing ankle ligament damage which meant the Wales international was out for three months.

Bale reportedly said: “He’s a bit of a coward. What he did was over the top. Some people are like that and it’s just wrong. It’s flattering when players try to take you out in a game but, when it threatens your career, it becomes more serious than that.”

Bale added: “There are pictures on the internet of what he did before when he snapped all my ankle ligaments. I was out for three months that time. He’s come for me twice now – and he’s got me twice.

“When someone makes a very bad tackle on you, you expect an apology. I’ve had no apology. And I’m not going to accept his apology.”

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A news article on 2012-07-30 07:24:00 from: The Guardian

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