VIDEO Webb flattened by tackle during King’s Tottenham testimonial


Howard Webb took charge of Ledley King’s testimonial at White Hart Lane on Monday night.

The referee found himself in the middle of the action when he decided to get involved in the actual football before being caught by a sliding tackle from Lewis Holtby. His reaction should have earned him a red card.

King played for Tottenham from he was 16 until he retired due to a chronic knee problem in 2012. About his knee problems, Harry Redknapp during his time as manager of the said of the player

“There’s no cure. There’s no cartilage, nothing to operate on. It’s just bone on bone. So it’s just a question of managing it. It swells up after games and it normally takes seven days to recover but having played on Monday night he’s had less time than usual. He rarely trains, he mostly just goes to the gym to keep himself ticking over. But not running or anything like that. But even if he only plays 20 games a season, he’s worth having because he’s so good we have a much better chance of winning.”

Making 321 appearances for Spurs and scoring 14 goals, the central defender now works as a club ambassador.

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Lee Hurley

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