Arsenal forward Robin van Persie has hit out at Hull City for employing tactics which he has suggested can be considered as time-wasting during the FA Cup quarter final at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday evening.
The 25-year-old Dutch international has hinted that the Tigers slowed play down at every possible opportunity, in particular when taking goal-kicks and throw-ins.
He also suggested that the Yorkshire based outfit had not given their all and that many fans may have found the game, which Arsenal won 2-1, boring as a result.
"It was very frustrating. I felt like they stole almost 10 minutes, and this is not football, Van Persie is quoted as saying in The Sun.
"I can understand that you wait a little bit longer when you have a throw-in, a little bit longer when you have a free-kick, but not every single time.
"Sixty thousand people come to see a football match, not to just sit there waiting.
"I was quite gutted about it and told the referee a few times because when you play football, especially on an occasion like this, you should try at least."
Ricky Brooks, Goal.com