Roberto Martínez defends Ashley Williams over Robin van Persie row

Guardian
• Swansea defender hit Manchester United striker with ball• Sir Alex Ferguson said Dutchman could have been killedPremier League managers have come out in support of the Swansea City defender Ashley Williams, who was criticised by Sir Alex Ferguson for striking Robin van Persie on the head with a ball from close range during his side's 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Sunday.Ferguson claimed that Van Persie was "lucky to be alive" after Williams kicked the ball at the striker's head when the Dutchman was lying on the ground after being fouled. The United manager also called for Football Association to give Williams a lengthy ban but Wigan Athletic's manager, Roberto Martínez, who worked with Williams when in charge of Swansea, said the defender was "not a nasty footballer"."You see the incident and it is a very, very dangerous situation...

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