Sweden’s Marcus Danielson received an immediate red card during his side’s clash with Ukraine. Is it ok, you may wonder. With the two aspec...
There's no way they couldn't give a red for this pic.twitter.com/XPBw2jJhPV— Has the Referee or VAR made a poor decision? (@PoorEPLreferees) June 29, 2021
I will never understand why this type of soccer play is a red card.— Lucas Dolengowski (@LDolengowski) June 29, 2021
He makes contact with the ball, and because of physics his leg just happens to be there and the opponent runs into it? What is supposed to do? It’s a loose ball, he’s not even making a tackle! pic.twitter.com/p815gdp5l6
Gary Lineker’s stance on the matter is clear – that is not a red card. The England legend took to Twitter while the action was ongoing to say the following. What do YOU think?
That’s not a red card. He’s perfectly entitled to clear that ball. Slow motion once again turning an innocuous challenge look more than it was. Ridiculous.— Gary Lineker 💙 (@GaryLineker) June 29, 2021
When you kick a football it’s almost impossible not to follow through (not that kind of follow through btw). Just because a player gets injured because someone kicked a football and accidentally catches him on the follow through doesn’t make it a foul, let alone a red.— Gary Lineker 💙 (@GaryLineker) June 29, 2021