Speaking of fergies kind suggestion that we should sell Luis, i hope we retort that evra should have the captains band stripped for that deliberate intentional provocation of Luis at the end of the game. Hardly the behaviour of a captain. Hope the fa ban him a few too. Really out of order. Loved it how Skrtel and others came in to give Luis an armoured guard as he approached the tunnel.
I think that Luis intended to shake his hand, but they both waited on each other to cross the great divide between their hands, and when neither moved, Luis thought fuck it and moved on. Ever had a boy/girlfriend where you are damned if you do, and damned if you don't, and you can never please them? Evra i imagine is a bit like that boy/girl, Fergie like her dad, quick to blame. Borderline personality disorder. When i saw evra's eyes all lit up after the non handshake, i thought, yeah, you got the conflict stimulation you were looking for. Evra i imagine is crippled by fear of conflict, so, just like the poster boy for this sort of abused personality, bill o'reilly, he unconsciously walks towards it to recreate the original fear. like o'reilly found murdoch, evra found fergie, abusive controlling parents both who give them legitimacy, license to fuck the heads of "the enemy". It's why Kenny and the club won't give in 'cos they know, just like this handshake, that it's all a set up. The one on the receiving end of the dynamic always ends up powerless and angry, just as we all did, powerless and angry being the projection of the very feelings that the accuser will do anything not to feel themselves. I should say, in his defense, that maybe evra's original wounding happened around racial abuse when younger, which wouldn't be uncommon in this world.
I'm not glad that Luis didn't extend the hand and collapse the tension, but I understand absolutely why he didn't.....he will have noticed, even subliminally, evra's hand drop, sucking him in, hinting that he'll withdraw. If you'd been sucked in once and got burned publicly for 8 games and a nation full of tut-tuts, you'd have moved on too. The sky/tabloid type media is full of such borderline thinking, wherever you see someone who causes conflict but it's never their fault then that's borderline. And you can never quite put your finger on it, which is why they are a therapist's nightmare, there is no way through, and you are never more than a hair away from being sued in court for malpractice. Gotcha!
Keep your distance, there is rarely any healing for that wound.