Wednesday, 2 February 2011
PEARSON ACCUSES SAM OF "coward's challenge"
The Tigers' manager was incensed by the stoppage time incident that led to his right-back being stretchered from the field.
Rosenior had regained consciousness by the time the ambulance left the KC Stadium but Pearson said: "It was a shocking challenge, a bit of a coward's challenge.
"I am not happy with it all as he led with with the arm."
In contrast to the Hull chief, his Leeds counterpart Simon Grayson had a rather different take on the incident that involved two players who have been firm friends since first playing football together in London at the age of 15.
Grayson said: "I have just seen it and Lloyd has gone for the ball but, unfortunately, followed through with his arm.
"The momentum carried him through and it was just an unfortunate accident. Lloyd is not a physical player and doesn't have a bad bone in his body. There was no malice.