Football can be a toxic game at times with the way that rival fans act on social media, and Liverpool fans often have to take it as badly as anyone. Yesterday, though, they knew what was coming after Mo Salah won a penalty against Cardiff they were all bracing themselves for complaints from rival fans over the decision.
PENALTY TO LIVERPOOL!
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 21, 2019
The Kopites were expecting all sorts after the decision was made, and with recent claims from rival supporters that their Egyptian ace is a diver and all sorts of other abuse, they knew it was happening again. There was simply nothing that could be done, though, Salah was wrestled to the ground by Sean Morrison and it was as stonewall a penalty as you’ll ever see.
Even without the penalty, the Reds would have won the game 1-0 thanks to Georginio Wijnaldum’s opener. They weren’t about to complain about the penalty shout when it was given and would have been in complete agreement with the referee as he pointed to the spot. James Milner stepped up and did what he does best after the pen was given, and the Reds will be quick to block out abuse from their rivals.
You can read the Kopites’ verdict on the penalty here:
Now all rival fans will call Salah a diver again even tho Morrison had both his arms around Salah.
— Truelsen (@Truelsen_2k) April 21, 2019
Gotta buy salah dinner if you’re gonna have that much contact
— NTG_LFC (@LfcNtg) April 21, 2019
How Nev can say that wasn’t a penalty and keep a straight face is beyond me, it’s not wrestling it’s football
— Paul Green (@pagreen65) April 21, 2019
Time for haters to jump in with their diving illusions silly phrases
— Mohamed Ahmed (@mohamedEgypto) April 21, 2019
We don’t care. Hahahahaha YNWA
— Igbo Kop (@player_retired) April 21, 2019
All the salty fans
— Jovan Mann (@JMann3910) 21 April 2019
Yeh he had his arms around him but cmon! Salah was arching his back to make it look like he was pulling him back and the went Salah went down you would think he got shot by the FBI!
— Bobbie (@MissBobbieXXX) 21 April 2019
The Reds are all in agreement that the foul on Salah was just that, and will be quick to ignore the rival supporters who argue otherwise.