“He should be banned for a long time because that was the most dangerous thing I’ve seen on a football field for many years. It was absolutely deliberate. The whistle has gone, the game has stopped and he has done that right in front of the referee, he could have killed the lad.”
Watching it over and over again lends credence to Ferguson’s claim — sort of. Concussions, head injuries in general, are a scourge of professional sports. Whether Williams heard the whistle or not is something only the player will know — to me that looks like a frustrated, I’m tired of this, course of action. A lengthy ban seems excessive, but man. Watching it in GIF form doesn’t help Williams’ case.