Author Topic: Andre Marriner/Peter Bankes - Spurs v Sheffield United  (Read 514 times)

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Irishref1985

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I think that Peter Bankes needs to call Andre Marriner to have a look at that himself because for me that's a red card for John Fleck.
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I think that Peter Bankes needs to call Andre Marriner to have a look at that himself because for me that's a red card for John Fleck.

I agree.  What sells it for me is as soon as his foot lands he has a sneaky look towards the referee.  If it was an accident he would only have done that once he had realised the damage he had caused, that looked very intentional to me.
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I think he deliberately stamped on his shoulder area but then slipped onto his face,did Peter Bankes only look at the face incident instead of going back to the start of the action?
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For what its worth, I disagree.  I don't think he could have put his foot anywhere else - gravity does its thing and he has to place his foot somewhere.  Emphasis on the word "place" - there was no downward force and no intent to injure.  It glanced off the shoulder and onto the face.

There is a whole world of difference between a player who chooses to challenge for the ball when he should not and endangers the safety of an opponent; and a player who - in the normal run of play - accidentally makes contact and injures a player. 

The pundits on MotD last night were making a lot of the fact the the VAR was the same as in the West Ham incident a couple of weeks ago.  Their point was that if that was a red card, then so should this.  Well the West Ham red card was overturned and - I suspect - the VAR was given feedback on what does / does not constitute serious foul play.  If it was the same VAR, he has clearly taken that feedback on board and reached (in my view) the right conclusion in not asking Andre to view on the monitor.

(Or maybe he just knows Andre's tolerance levels for these things an concluded there was no point  :) ;) !!