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Anthony Annan escapes action over Aaroy biting incident

Published on: 23 April 2010

The Norwegian Football Association says it will take no action against Ghana international midfielder Anthony Annan over allegations that he bit an opponent during a league game.

Rosenborg midfielder Annan was accused of  trying to nibble an opponent into submission this week following a war of words that descended into a bizarre exploration of Aalesund striker Tor Hogne Aaroy's anatomy.

The duo were involved in a few feisty exchanges during a 1-1 draw in the Norwegian Tippeligaen with Aaroy claiming he was bitten three times by Ghanaian international Annan when the referee wasn't looking.

Chairman of the Football Association's prosecuting committee, Egil André Berglund, says it will not be able to action over the incident becausse the television pictures over the allegation are inconclusive.

This means the Ghanaian will be available for their league match on Sunday against Lillestrom as they seek to retain in the Norwegian top flight league title.

Meanwhile, both players have apologised to each over the incident they said did not show fair play but Annan insists he was insulted by the Alesund player.

Comments

  • RICH says:
    April 23, 2010 04:16 pm
    I CAN'T STOP WATCHING IT. THIS KID REALLY STOOD UP FOR HIMSELFS. NEVER LET THEM INTIMIDATE YOU. I THINK THEY KNOW BY NOW THAT YOU ARE NOT A PUSH OVER
  • Kenneth County says:
    April 23, 2010 06:57 pm
    I am surprised that some Ghanaians are praising Annan for this professional misconduct. I don't think Anthony's behaviour is acceptable. He is a brilliant midfielder, both defensive and offensive. But sometimes he tends to react to provocation by taking the law into his own hands. It is all well to praise him from a nationalistic point of view, but I hope he doesn't repeat that in South Africa. He risks being sent off and undermining the image of Ghana.
  • keith from germany says:
    April 23, 2010 07:54 pm
    u right bro kenneth county.he should count himself lucky that he wasnt suspended.as a professional footballer u gotta keep ur cool when being provoked. this thing is part of the game.taking the law in your own hands aint the right thing one can day. as kenneth said,we all hope he does not repeat this kind of behaviour again becuz this aint acceptable!!
  • Kenneth County says:
    April 23, 2010 09:03 pm
    I am surprised at the praise being given to Annan for this professional misconduct. I understand how people feel about provocation. But there have been times when he has taken the law into his own hands risking being red-carded. God forbid, but if he repeats that at the WC, he risk being sent off and undermining the image of Ghana.
  • access says:
    April 23, 2010 11:32 pm
    HE NEED TO STOP PLAYIN DIRTY FOOTBALL AND PLAY GOOD FOOTBALL CUZ HE'S VERY FINE PLAYER
  • Eddie says:
    April 24, 2010 06:27 pm
    I'am really surprise, I for one don't believe in this story, how can Annan bite somebody three times a go free. Why didn't the accuser show all the bite marks inflicted by Annan as evidence. They are all racist and some times U've got to stand strong.
  • harrison kwame says:
    April 27, 2010 01:43 pm
    i advise annan to be disciplined on the field of play not to attract the insult of being branded indisciplined,for this can ruin his career.Be steadfast Annan.
  • fescue says:
    May 05, 2010 09:53 am
    Do you guys beleive this incident happened? Don't be fooled. The victim is lying. Why do you think Annan has been allowed to play withourt being penalised. There is no proof despite all the high-tech cameras. He Annan did bite another player trust me it would have been shown on TV a billion times. Do not always believe what the media tells you. There is one thing however that I have observed about Annan he is too over enthusiastic about the way he 'marks' his opponents. He makes too much body contact especially before set pieces are taken and that makes most European players very uncomfortable. Please do not be fooled by the lies!
  • David says:
    July 15, 2010 05:25 pm
    He has been like this all his career. Because of this it was good too see that he did not act like this in the world cup. All the discussion about his real age is also not good... I hope that Ghana will be remembered for Essien and Gyan instead of this clown