Swansea City hilariously mock Stoke’s Ben Pearson time-wasting by flying over the advertising hoarding as the two sides met in midweek.
Ben Pearson’s stupid antics meant that he became the first player in the Championship to be banned for five yellow cards, and now faces a two-match ban having become the first player to pick up 10 cautions, reports Stoke Sentinel.
The midfielder, 28, received what was described to be an ‘unnecessary’ booking in the second half of a 1-1 draw to Swansea on Tuesday night.
It now means that he will not be available for the next two matches, automatically rules him out of the next two games, of which are against West Brom and Millwall.
The next time he is able to be picked is the game against Birmingham on Boxing Day. Swansea took to TikTok to show fans just how embarrassing it was of Pearson to waste time…
@swansofficial Ben Disappearson… 🟨 #SwanseaCity #StokeCity #Swansea #Championship #SliceOfCheese ♬ original sound – Swansea City AFC
The Championship fixture itself saw Stoke City and Swansea City play out a 1-1 draw as Harry Darling found the net late to earn point for managerless Swans.
Stoke caretaker boss Paul Gallagher said post-match, as per the club website: “I have mixed emotions but I am really proud. The players were excellent both with and without the ball. Everything I asked them to do they carried out.
“I only had 24 hours to prepare for the game, against a good footballing team, but I thought we delivered the gameplan to a tee.
“We were aggressive in terms of trying to get the ball back and when we got it we broke with real pace and created some really good opportunities.
“The effort, drive, determination and togetherness was excellent, you could see the communication between the players, which was key, and I thought we played on the front foot and created chances.
“When you get the opportunity to come in as caretaker manager you have to put your own spin on it,” he said of his team selection. “It’s how you see it and believe is the best way to get a result out of the game and I thought today that was the way to get a positive result.
“It is a point in the right direction, I would have liked three but we take one and move on. It is about recovery now to get the lads ready and prepped for a tough game at West Brom.”
“Junior [Tchamadeu], 19, was fantastic,” Gallagher added. “His energy and power was there for all to see and he could have had a goal as well. He is so hungry to learn, always asking questions and I love that in a player.
“He has taken a few steps up in the league and it’s a big challenge for him but I believe he is going to be a very good player.”
Swansea caretaker head coach Alan Sheehan said, as per the club website: “We’ve had an honest conversation with the players, and obviously it’s not the performance we wanted to put in by any means.
“We didn’t have control of the game for a 30 or 40-minute period either side of half-time, it became a bit frantic and a bit end to end.
“We made some changes to try and get that control back, but we have got a lot of work to do.
“There is no hiding away from that, but the players showed character and resilience to get that point on the road, and make it four out of six.
“We were not as fluent as we wanted to be, we got into some good positions at times and a lack of quality let us down, but that does not take away from how much they stuck together and ground it out.
“I think it’s a good point in the end, we needed a big moment. I was pleased with the desire to keep going and, out of possession, we grafted for each other.
“Harry has been wonderful in both boxes. I have not seen the penalty incident back but everyone makes mistakes, and he responded in the right way to make up for it and earn us a point.”
There was plenty left amused as Swansea hilariously mock Stoke’s Ben Pearson time-wasting by flying over the advertising hoarding…
@robin1302: It is ridiculous how he’s been booked for that given how often opposition goalkeepers have wasted time at our place in the last 12 months, yet always get away with it.
@MikeyTweets1980: Watching this live I couldn’t believe it lol
@nodgers: In the words of Fergie “he could have been killed”
@Sanguroofficial: Ben Pearson knows how to waste time better than play football
@Modmaff: Booked for catching and keeping hold of the ball. Interrupting play
@dazza_nics: Got a lot of time for this sort of behaviour from Pearson
@BesterSCFC: Pathetic. The audacity to complain about being booked for it too 😂
@SibirSong: Once a shithouse, always a shithouse. No pearo, no party 😂
@KrisBlundell: Death, taxes and Ben Pearson being a s**t house! 🤣🤣🤣
@SCFCJosh96: Ben Pearson getting a two match ban because of 10 yellow cards by mid december is very on brand.
@Jobbymartin1: No point in time wasting anymore just gets added on at the end
@MissC2020: No Pearo No party
@ninety_six96: Eventually we’re just gonna have to have a 60 minute game clock that starts & stops. This is still funny though 😂
@mjacko_83: Another suspension. Liability!
@Tristan24_K: How embarrassing Ben Pearson 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 #swans
@Shaun_Tonge: Absolute 💩 🏠 joke of a bloke
@MrPLane97: No matter who he plays for I’ll always love the absolute shithouse that is Ben Pearson #pnefc
@BadlyDrawnNE: Still a massive shit house 🤣🤣 #pnefc
@Spendogg5: This is outstanding. 😂😂
@jonnyholiday13: Excellent behaviour