In Round 10’s A-League RAW we look at how Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold and WWE Chairman Vince McMahon are both in precarious positions because of their inability to control emotion.

Sydney FC youngster Alex Gersbach was shown red by the referee for a horror studs-up challenge on James Jeggo in the 27th minute of the Sky Blues’ 2-1 loss to Adelaide United.

Sydney FC managed to hold out a second Adelaide goal with only 10 men for almost 70 minutes. They finally had their defence cracked in the 5th minute of injury time when Jacques Faty was penalised for fouling Dylan McGowan in the box. Carrusca made no mistake of putting the ball in the back of the net to give Adelaide the win.

Sky Blues’ coach Graham Arnold was so incensed with the referee’s last-minute penalty decision that he gave a one minute statement for his media press conference where he referred to the final events of the match as being “criminal.”

When asked about the match by the media, Arnie replied “you write it. Its better that I don’t say [anything] because last year when I said something I copped 5000 (dollar fine). You’re not allowed to have an opinion in this game.”

Ironically, Arnie has been cited under the FFA National Code of Conduct for the comments he made during that press conference. He could be facing a reprimand, fine or suspension from matches.

Arnold recognised that he would be in hot water for any comments he made, but that is exactly what he did; effectively digging his own grave in the process.

Arnie’s brain-fart led to his own downfall and mirrors WWE Chairman Vince McMahon’s fatal error of awarding a Championship match after reacting to a personal jab from Roman Reigns:

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McMahon made his first appearance in over a year on Monday Night RAW in an attempt to diffuse a situation after Roman Reigns absolutely went-to-town on Triple H the previous night.

Sheamus defeated Reigns in a match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at the TLC pay-per-view the day before with the help of Rusev and Alberto Del Rio. While Reigns took his revenge on Sheamus after the match, Triple H came out and tried to control the situation. Instead he ended up being superman-punched and speared.

The next night on RAW McMahon showed up to seemingly fire Reigns. Instead he ended up awarding him another Championship opportunity. Boyyyy did Reigns make the most of it…

In affect McMahon got the exact opposite of what he wanted.

Both Arnie and McMahon set out with the goal of deescalating a situation but their tempers took over and it caused absolute carnage for themselves.

It just shows that no matter whom you are, you need to consider what you’re going to say before you say it!

We also learned that Roman Reigns is a boss.

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Sydney FC and Manchester United fan. Digital Publishing Coordinator at Fox Sports Australia. B Media & B Commerce from UNSW. Former Guinness World Record holder for longest video game marathon (FIFA 11 for 30 hours).