Many Everton fans have been left fuming over one incident from their 0-0 draw at Aston Villa in the Premier League on Thursday evening.
As shared by the Twitter page @EvertonNewsFeed, an image has emerged of the tackle made by Tyrone Mings on Dominic Calvert-Lewin, which only resulted in a yellow card for the Villa defender. VAR checked the incident but decided to stick with the referee’s original on-field decision rather than recommending it be upgraded to a red.
Should Mings have been sent off?
The image shows that Mings’ foot was very high up on Calvert-Lewin’s leg and could have easily broken it with excessive force. The tackle was clearly dangerous and so it is surprising that a red card was not given, much to the anger of many Everton supporters.
Everton fans slam Mings’ tackle on Calvert-Lewin
These Toffees supporters fumed as the image of Mings’ lunge on Calvert-Lewin resurfaced on Twitter:
“Very poor tackle. McGinn could have had about four yellow cards before he was shown one too.”
“Absolute farce of a decision. And cost us the win as well.”
“Premiership referees and VAR are not fit for purpose, had DCL’s foot been on the floor this tackle would have snapped his leg in two, straight red card all day, retrospective 3 game ban immediately”
“Nobody on this planet can convince me that somebody watched this in slow motion, from every angle, more than once. And decided that it was a clean tackle. Refs and VAR are a joke”
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