The Twitter Divide: Should Jonathan De Guzman have given Swansea’s penalty to Nathan Dyer
It’s amazing how Swansea’s first ever major honour in English football managed to get tainted by an spat between two of their players.
Swansea won a penalty early in the second half after Wayne Routledge was hacked down by Bantams goalie Matt Duke. The Bradford goalie was sent off in the process, however the Swansea players failed to celebrate the moment as Jonathan De Guzman and Nathan Dyer got involved in a public slanging match over who should take the spot-kick.
Dyer’s claim to the spot-kick was based on the fact that he was on a hat-trick. The midfielder had scored Swansea’s first and third goals of the game.
De Guzman, however, argued back as the Dutchman had been handed the pre-match responsibility should any penalty be won.
Eventually De Guzman was the one to take the spot-kick and score the Welshmen’s fourth, however the argument sparked plenty of conjecture on Twitter.
Some of the best tweets for Team Dyer versus Team De Guzman can be seen below.
Great ruck between De Guzman and Dyer over the penalty, Best entertainment of the day so far
— Sam Wallace (@SamWallaceIndy) February 24, 2013
Dyer should take this. Poor from de Guzman even if he scores.
— talkSPORTDrive (@talkSPORTDrive) February 24, 2013
Nathan Dyer’s going to have to fast-forward that bit when his family gather round the TV at Christmas.
— Jack Lang (@snap_kaka_pop) February 24, 2013
Nathan Dyer’s being the lad who cries because he didn’t get to score a goal on his 10th birthday.
— Jack Pitt-Brooke (@JackPittBrooke) February 24, 2013
When men become boys! Nathan Dyer’s behaviour demanding he take that penalty kick was an awful public display.
— Andrew Orsatti (@AndrewOrsatti) February 24, 2013
Poor from De Guzman. Dyer should have taken that. Feel for him. Good on Dyer for congratulating him.
— Darren Lewis (@MirrorDarren) February 24, 2013