Harry Kane has been doing a lot of brilliant things on the pitch at Tottenham Hotspur this season. However, one act of his has annoyed many football supporters.
Kane has been winning free-kicks in a similar, and perhaps dangerous, fashion. He has backed into challenges when opposition players like Aaron Cresswell, Adam Lallana and Gabriel were in the air, and he has won free-kicks and a penalty for his team by doing so. However, many pundits and observers have slammed this act, saying it is dangerous.
Former Premier League referee Mark Halsey has given his opinion on the matter, saying that anyone who thinks that Kane isn’t being punished for this act, simply because he is a high-profile, English player, are wrong, but he did say that the England captain should be the one being punished, not opposition players.
Halsey’s thoughts on Harry Kane
Whilst speaking exclusively to The Transfer Tavern, Halsey was asked why he Kane isn’t getting penalised for the backing into players and whether he believes that Kane is receiving special treatment due to his standing in the game.
He said: “You’re all just being paranoid. You only referee what’s in front of you and they’re not recognising what’s going on in front of them. They’re not recognising and they’re not penalising. At that level, they should be recognising what he’s up to and getting in there, nipping it in the bud and penalising him.”
Discussing Halsey’s comments
It is interesting to hear an ex-referee making his opinion known and also to hear him disagreeing with current officials. The former referee has got straight to the point. He believes that Kane isn’t receiving any special treatment just because he is a high profile player, captain of England etc.
Instead, he just thinks this is another case of match officials simply not doing their jobs correctly as he thinks it is Kane who is committing offences, not opposition players, in these incidents.
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