‘It’s built like a brick house, how did it go down like that!’: Cameras pick up Rob Holding’s hilarious tirade resounding in an empty Emirates as Arsenal defender Adama Traore accuses of going down easily
Arsenal defender Rob Holding was caught by the television cameras and hilariously accused Adama Traore of going down too easily in their 2-1 defeat to Wolves.
As the Gunners followed behind the Emirates with five minutes to play, the sound of Holding echoed furiously on a free kick awarded to the winger by the empty Emirates for all to hear – including the mics at the pitch.
Holding was warned of the rant by referee Michael Oliver after also throwing the ball in anger at what he thought was a simulation of the Spain international.
Rob Holding was picked up by microphones hilariously accusing Adama Traore of diving
The Arsenal defender shouted, “He’s built like a brick house, how he went down like that!”
After hearing that a transgression had been committed, he turned and shouted, “It is built like a brick house, how did it go down like this!” suggesting that Traore was too easily soiled given the muscular frame he has.
Traore had been terrorizing the Arsenal defense for the 90 minutes in North London, and Holding was clearly frustrated with his team’s inability to restrain him as they hunted the tying run.
The winger was booked for simulation earlier in the game after going into the box under a challenge from Gabriel.
Wolves went through Pedro Neto’s finish after good work from Traore before Daniel Podence overturned Gabriel’s equalizer to win the first-half visitors’ game.
The 25-year-old was quickly booked by referee Michael Oliver for the roguish rant
The Arsenal defense struggled with Traore for the 2-1 defeat to Wolves
It was a game overshadowed by a sickening head injury sustained by Wolves forward Raul Jimenez after a collision with David Luiz that forced the Mexican international to be hospitalized.
The ability to hear players’ conversations on the field is a positive aspect of matches played on empty courts, although both players and fans are eager to see full stadiums again.
That’s taken it a step further, as teams from select areas can welcome up to 2,000 supporters back into stadiums from Wednesday, when the UK’s national coronavirus lockout ends.