Many Everton fans have been slamming the decision not to send Bruno Fernandes off in their 3-1 loss versus Manchester United in the Premier League.
Indeed, the Portugal international was a big influence on the result, scoring two goals and also making an assist as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team ran out winners at Goodison Park.
Should Fernandes have been sent off v Everton?
However, several EFC supporters thought that Fernandes should have been sent off in the match, given that he received a yellow card and also committed no fewer than five fouls, the most out of anyone on the pitch (Sofascore).
Indeed, the attacking midfield player could well have gotten a second booking for persistent fouling, but the referee did not deem this to be the case, and the 26 year-old ended up providing an assist for Edinson Cavani to kill the game off in added time.
Everton fan reaction to Fernandes decision
These Toffees slammed the decision not to give Fernandes a red card, with one Blue deeming it as ‘shocking’ and another even claiming that the midfielder is ‘protected’:
No mention of it. Almost laughed off. Madness
— DragonWales 9 🏴 (@DragonWales9) November 7, 2020
Cos he is one of the protected players in the league.
— Ian Powell (@toffeeboy_30) November 7, 2020
Considering how much stick Pickford and other Everton players have received over the past few weeks, how Fernandes wasn’t sent off today was a joke, I doubt it’ll receive too much attention either if he’d been sent off then it could’ve altered the game as he was Man U best player
— Callum Owen (@callumowen98) November 7, 2020
I don’t know what’s worse- McManaman’s commentary or the fact Bruno Fernandes didn’t get sent off!
— Joe Williams (@Joewillo180) November 7, 2020
This is shocking. Fernandes should have been sent off. United should’ve had a penalty for the Pickford kick. Embarrassing.
— Wes (@WDR573) November 7, 2020
Commentators missed it altogether . Terrible .
— Paul Bargery (@BargeTours) November 7, 2020
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