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Could Gallas have helped us?

I thought it amazing that Chelsea decided to put out the statement today regarding the alledged threat former player William Gallas.

It is certainly a very strongly worded attack on the player - is something Gallas has since denied and it seems to be a situation in which neither side are able to prove the truth. The crux of the matter is summed up in the paragraph concerning the game against ourselves on the opening day of the season, in which to be fair we could have done with all the help we could get:

"Before the first game of the season against Manchester City, when only four defenders were available and John Terry was doubtful with an injury, he refused to play.
He went on to threaten that if he was forced to play, or if he was disciplined and financially punished for his breach of the rules, that he could score an own goal or get himself sent off, or make deliberate mistakes".

If Gallas had really threatened to do any of the above, and did play in the game - would he really have got away with it? Surely it would have been too obvious to the watching public to have done so?

Then again, remember this?