The Tweets: Ashley Williams denies intentionally smacking the ball at RVP

Swansea defender Ashley Williams has been quick to defend himself for smacking the ball at Robin van Persie in Swansea’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Sunday.

GIF & video of the Ashley Williams/Robin van Persie spat here.

Williams has been accused of hitting Manchester United’s Dutch striker on purpose and Sir Alex Ferguson stoked the flames of furore post match.

Fergie said: “He (Williams) could have killed the lad (Van Persie) … he should be banned for a long time.” – video here.

To his credit, the Welsh defender came out post-match and denied he hit the ball intentionally at RVP both on camera and on Twitter.

After speaking to the Match of the Day cameras (video below), Williams took to Twitter and said “Obviously the RVP incident was unintentional.”

He also thanks Wayne Rooney, who came out post-match and told reporters: “I think it’s one of those things. The whistle’s gone, the defenders gone to clear and it’s hit him in the head. I think [it was] probably the right decision from the referee.”

Finally, Williams also attempts to tell Piers Morgan that the incident was unintentional after Arsenal’s loudest fan (at least on Twitter) had revelled in van Persie taking a blow to the head.





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