Many Aston Villa fans have followed Dean Smith’s comments after a controversial decision saw a penalty given to Manchester United in the 3-0 defeat on Thursday evening.
Smith’s side knew they needed a win at Villa Park as they continue to sit inside the bottom three of the Premier League.
In truth, the Midlands outfit started the game well with Trezeguet coming close as he hit the outside of the post, beating United keeper David De Gea with his initial shot.
However, as the game headed towards the half hour mark, Ezri Konsa was adjudged to have fouled Bruno Fernandes in the penalty box.
Having looked at VAR, the spot-kick was awarded but on second look, replays seemed to show Fernandes stepping on Konsa and not being fouled. It was later confirmed by the Premier League that the decision to give the penalty was the wrong one.
The Portuguese midfielder would step up and confidently put the ball past Villa keeper Pepe Reina, setting his side on their way to a 3-0 win which included goals from Mason Greenwood and Paul Pogba.
Following the game, Smith commented on the VAR decision and he was understandably livid. Villa fans have also reacted via Twitter account @villareport and they agreed with their manager’s frustrations at the decision.
The fact he can’t speak his mind because he’ll get fined really speaks volumes of how football is run in this country. It’s a disgrace how they get away with it week in week out.
Speak your mind and take the fine!
— George (@GeorgeWhitbyH) July 9, 2020
Cant slate deano, dont blame him for being livid
— ᴊᴀᴄᴋ ᴊ ᴡ 🏴 (@Grief_Addict) July 9, 2020
Say what you think and take the fine Dean.
The ref got conned but VAR should be overturning that all day long.
— Mark Johnson (@MRFJohnson30) July 9, 2020
Time to go dean.
— Kevin palmer (@Kevinpalmervill) July 9, 2020
Deano needs to be asking his top players why they gave up at 1-0 down. Doomed.
— 100% AVFC ++ (@holte_ender1966) July 9, 2020
Tell them straight I’ll take the fine never a penalty
— steve rowbotham (@Rowb24Steve) July 9, 2020
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