Premier League referee Stuart Atwell’s decision has infuriated football experts and fans.

Atwell served as the referee for the 2022-2023 Premier League match between Manchester United and Leicester City held at Old Trafford in Manchester, England on the 19th (Korean time).

The match was won by Manchester United 3-0.

The scene in question came in the 41st minute of the first half. Manchester United midfielder Marcel Sabitzer made a terrible tackle on Leicester City defender Baut Pars.

The scene of Sabitzer stamping Pas’s knee with the sole of his foot was captured on the relay screen. Tackles with the soles of the feet high enough to 카지노show the spikes of the soccer boots often lead to a direct exit.

However, referee Atwell did not even issue a yellow card, let alone send off.

According to a report by the British media Daily Mail, Sky Sports soccer expert Graham Souness said that he should have been sent off.

Souness argued that referee Atwell was wrong, saying “there are several reasons why this should have been a red card.”

Souness believed Sabitzer’s tackle was intentional. Souness interpreted Sabitzer’s intentions, saying, “He turned against the ball. He was aiming for someone. If he found the ball, he couldn’t move like that. He was looking for a player.”

VAR didn’t help either.

British media The Sun said, ‘While the game was paused, VAR Paul Tierney looked at the replay, but he decided not to intervene.’

“I don’t care what the referee who didn’t play said,” Souness said.

Fellow expert Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink agreed with Souness.

Hasselbaink said, “I was surprised that I didn’t even get a yellow card.”

Fortunately, Pas was not hurt. Ironically, Pars received a yellow card five minutes later for a deep tackle.

Fans were outraged on social media. On the Sky Sports SNS where the video was posted, comments such as ‘Where would I use it if I don’t use VAR here’ and ‘I sought mercy because it was Manchester United’s home’ were posted.

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