Manchester Metropolis striker Sergio Aguero grabs a feminine assistant referee across the again of the neck throughout a dispute over a throw-in.
The Argentinian ahead is seen placing his left on on Sian Massey-Ellis throughout final evening’s 1-0 win over Arsenal.
At this time it has been revealed that the striker is not going to be punished for the incident, which has prompted anger from these in soccer, in addition to sports activities writers and an MP.
In the meantime Metropolis supervisor Pep Guardiola defended his participant, insisting the striker’s motion was clearly not aggressive.
He stated: ‘Come on guys, Sergio is the nicest particular person I’ve met in my life. Search for issues in different conditions, not on this one.’
Although Guardiola leapt to the defence of his participant, Ian Wright, talking on Match of the Day was much less impressed, and branded Aguero’s actions ‘pointless’ and ‘patronising’.
Aguero was actually taking an opportunity. Chris Foy, the previous Premier League referee, stated: ‘The important thing phrases are “aggressive” and “confrontational.” The legal guidelines state, “it’s common for gamers to return into contact with officers.
‘So long as that is achieved courteously and never in an aggressive or confrontational method there isn’t a requirement for a referee to take motion”.’
Others on Twitter additionally reacted, included Good Morning Britain presenter and Arsenal fan Piers Morgan, who stated: ‘Erm, what’s Aguero doing right here? And why wasn’t he despatched off for it?’
Sports activities and leisure author Kevin Palmer additionally tweeted in regards to the incident, saying: ‘We’ve got not heard the final of this. Sergio Aguero out of order right here.’
Others to tweet about it included Labour MP for Tooting, Dr Rosena Allin-Khan, who described his actions as ‘utterly unacceptable’, whereas British singer Anne Marie added: ‘Sorry however not sorry why is Sergio Aguero touching the traces lady like that! Ergh disgusting.’
The incident was additionally a speaking level after the sport on Sky Sports activities.
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