Updated: October 18, 2020 11:39:54 am
Sergio Aguero got here beneath the crossfire on Saturday night time after the Manchester City striker put his arm on the shoulder of assistant referee Sian Massey-Ellis through the 1-Zero win in opposition to Arsenal.
The Argentine striker, disputing a throw-in name on the Etihad Stadium, went as much as the lineswoman within the first half and touched her shoulder throughout an argument.
Massey-Ellis, who denied Aguero’s claims of signalling a throw-in for Manchester City as a substitute of Arsenal, reacted instantly to the gesture and knocked the striker’s hand off of her.
Awful to look at first time you noticed it, and it will get worse and worse with each viewing. There is zero means Aguero would have carried out this to a male match official. Zero https://t.co/ku3P3M6quG
— Men in Blazers (@MenInBlazers) October 17, 2020
A pink card all day lengthy. Legally or morally, that is an offence in each the methods. And it’s disgraceful. https://t.co/8pYo7hHLk8
— Kaustubh Pandey (@Kaus_Pandey17) October 17, 2020
the “moves hand slowly across back” is the worst bc ladies can’t actually do something to forestall it and males can play it off as harmless. this makes me furious https://t.co/pBG5zJNd2L
— haley o’shaughnessy (@HaleyOSomething) October 17, 2020
Aguero touching Sian Massey’s neck actually, actually unhealthy. No means he does that if it’s a male. Demeaning and so very fallacious. Doesn’t even blink and realise what he’s carried out both. Should be banned for that.
— Leanne Prescott (@_lfcleanne) October 17, 2020
As Manchester City registered their second win of the season owing to a Raheem Sterling objective, Aguero went unpunished for his actions on the finish of the night time.
According to the legal guidelines, any bodily contact with a referee or a linesman will imply both a yellow or a pink relying on its severity, as will abusing them verbally or reacting aggressively to choices.
“Sergio is the nicest person I ever met in my life. Look for problems in other situations, not in this one,” Manchester City supervisor Pep Guardiola informed reporters within the post-match press convention.
Manchester City are subsequent in motion with their UEFA Champions League opener in opposition to Porto on Wednesday earlier than they face West Ham United subsequent weekend within the Premier League.
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