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Translation Volume: 51200 words Completed: May 2006 Languages: French to Portuguese
Rapport Union Africaine
High Level Meeting of African Airlines
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English to Portuguese: red carded
Source text - English In being forced back, I had trod on the player on the ground, I realised that. It turned out to be Ricardo Carvalho of Chelsea. And I was aware that my foot had landed between his legs, which of course is about the nastiest place to get hurt, but it was an accident. I couldn't believe that the ref, who was so near, hadn't realised that. Perhaps he was too near. What he saw, close up, was the player on the ground and then my foot going into his groin.
I'll go to my grave and still maintain it was a complete accident. I hadn't intended to do it. If you study the photographs, you'll see that when I fell I had my back to the player. I couldn't see him, or where I was putting my foot.
If you think about it, if I'd done it deliberately, if it had been a definite stamp meant to harm him, the fella would still be in hospital to this day. But he was up on his feet in minutes, no worse for wear. Obviously it hadn't been pleasant for him, but it was all an accident, the sort of thing that happens when you are fighting hard for the ball.
However, the ref saw it differently. He saw it as violent play - and I was off. I was disappointed by Ronny, trying to get me carded, and I gave him a bit of a push in the chest. But that was it.
I couldn't bear to sit on the bench and watch so I went straight to the dressing room accompanied by Slats, one of the England physios.
There was a TV in the dressing room, showing the game, so we just sat and watched the rest of it together. In silence. I didn't want to speak to anyone. I was still gutted, shocked, unable to believe what had happened.
I was too angry to cry. (…)
Translation - Portuguese Ao ser empurrado para trás, tropecei no jogador que estava no chão, eu tive consciência disso. Era o Ricardo Carvalho do Chelsea. E também tive a noção que o meu pé atingiu-o entre as pernas, que obviamente é o pior sítio para se ser atingido, mas foi um acidente. Eu não queria acreditar que o árbitro, que estava tão perto do lance, não tenha percebido isso. Talvez estivesse demasiado perto. O que ele viu, num plano fechado, foi um jogador no chão e depois o meu pé a atingir-lhe a virilha.
Vou continuar a dizer que foi um acidente até ao dia em que morrer. Não tive qualquer intenção. Se analisarem as fotografias verão que caio de costas para o jogador. Não o conseguia ver nem onde estava a meter o meu pé.
Partindo do princípio que se eu o tivesse feito deliberadamente, se tivesse sido com a intenção de o magoar, ele ainda hoje estaria no hospital. Mas ele levantou-se minutos depois, sem mazelas. É óbvio que ele não terá gostado muito, mas tudo não passou de um acidente, o tipo de situação que pode acontecer quando se luta forte pela posse de bola.
Contudo, o árbitro teve outra leitura. Achou que foi um lance violento - e fui expulso. Fiquei desapontado com o Ronaldo, por tentar que me fosse dado um cartão, e dei-lhe um empurrão no peito. Mas foi só o que aconteceu.
Eu não ia conseguir ficar sentado no banco a ver o jogo e por isso fui directamente para o balneário acompanhado pelo Slats, um dos fisioterapeutas da selecção de Inglaterra.
O balneário tinha uma TV, com a transmissão do jogo, e nós ficámos ali sentados a ver o resto do jogo juntos. Em silêncio. Eu não queria falar com ninguém. Ainda estava afrontado, chocado, incapaz de acreditar no que tinha sucedido.
Estava demasiado irritado para chorar. (…)
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