Christmas is supposed to be a happy time. A time for family, friends and warmth. A time for giving. But this year a dark shadow hangs over all our hearts.
On Sunday Swansea defender Ashley Williams kicked a football at Robin Van Persie’s head in an act of outrageous brutality during a game of soccer.
Millions of sports fans around the world, many of them children, saw the ball collide with Van Persie in what can only be described as an incident most foul.
Here at Broadsheet we are proud of our long standing neutrality on the question of Premier League managers’ post match interviews, but we feel the time has come to stand alongside Sir Alex Ferguson when he says that Van Persie is “lucky to be alive”.