- Jul 24, 2005
Whether it was an error depends on how you interpret the rules:Atkinson needs to be suspended for the error he made last night. He went on emotion which a ref is not there to do. The VAR should also be suspended for not telling the ref he got it wrong
All that needed to have been done was for us to bring on a sub for Son. Case fuckin closed
"A tackle that endangers the safety of an opponent must be sanctioned as serious foul play."
"A player who is guilty of serious foul play should be sent off and play is restarted with a direct free kick from the position where the offence occurred (see Law 13 – Position of free kick) or a penalty kick (if the offence occurred inside the offender’s penalty area). "
He possibly thought that it was a retaliatory tackle for the elbow and that he's gone in to try and hurt him and when he's seen how badly injured Gomes was he's reached for the red. I don't agree that it deserved a red, but that seems to be the thinking. Rightly or wrongly VAR won't overrule the ref if he says that he's seen the incident and is happy with his decision.