The club’s have been left feeling hard done by after news of one of their players’ appeal against a red card accrued versus Spurs
Lucas Torreira will have no choice but to sit out Arsenal’s next three Premier League games after the club’s had their appeal over the red card he received against Spurs rejected by the FA. The Uruguay midfielder was given his marching orders during the final throes of Saturday’s north London derby after an attempt to win the ball from Danny Rose.
Torreira did mange to win the ball initially, but his momentum ensured he continued and clattered into Rose, thus catching the English left-back with a challenge just below the knee. Referee Anthony Taylor had little option but to show the 23-year-old a straight red, but Arsenal did decide to submit an appeal to the FA over the decision, in the hope of having the suspension overturned.
But the FA panel has supported the referee’s decision — which now means that Torreira will miss the upcoming games with Manchester United, Newcastle and Everton in the Premier League. As expected, Arsenal Fans were understandably enraged by the news, especially after the FA decided not to take any action against Rose and Davison Sanchez for two separate incidents which took place during the same derby.
Rose injured Gunners keeper Bernd Leno with a high foot which dug into the keeper’s chest, while Sanchez appeared to stamp on Laurent Koscielny while both players were on the Wembley turf. But as Taylor reported that he had seen both incidents at the time, the FA was not able to come up with any kind of retrospective punishment for either play.
Let’s look at some of the reactions of Arsenal fans to the news about Torreira.
The FA has had a history of uneven decisions when it comes to player punishments, and it does not help that their laws are sometimes ridiculous to say the least. Arsenal fans are understandably aggrieved that their player was given punishment while their rivals’ players were left scotfree, but that is the letter of the law that all teams in the land follow, and decisions ultimately even themselves out, be it over a season or more. If the fans want to direct their anger at anyone, it should be the association and not the referees, as the latter already have a hard enough job.
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