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31 Dec 2018
1:36 pm

‘I wanted to kill him’: Ranieri rages at Kamara in penalty row


Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri admitted he felt like "killing" Aboubakar Kamara after the French striker ignored instructions and took the missed penalty that almost cost the London side victory against Huddersfield on Saturday.

Fulham's Italian manager Claudio Ranieri, pictured December 15, 2018, said striker Aboubakar Kamara did not "respect" him by ignoring instructions and taking a penalty. AFP/File/Ian KINGTON

Fulham secured a 1-0 win against their Premier League relegation rivals when Aleksandar Mitrovic scored in stoppage time.

Minutes earlier, however, usual penalty taker Mitrovic had seen Kamara’s tame effort from the spot saved by Huddersfield goalkeeper Jonas Lossl with the scores level at 0-0.

“The man who should shoot the penalty is Mitrovic, and Kamara did not respect me, the club, the team-mates, the crowd, anybody,” said Ranieri.

“He take the ball and want to shoot the ball, it is unbelievable. I want to kill him.”