Manchester Metropolis striker Sergio Aguero has been criticised after making contact with assistant referee Sian Massey-Ellis within the membership’s 1-Zero win over Arsenal on Saturday night after disputing a throw-in.
Regardless of laws banning gamers from touching officers, the striker’s actions are anticipated to go unpunished and the incident has left supporters and pundits questioning what they noticed. Metropolis boss Pep Guardiola, nevertheless, was fast to come back to the defence of his striker within the post-match press convention.
Guardiola stated: “Come on guys. Sergio is the nicest particular person I ever met in my life. Search for issues in different conditions, not on this one.”
However Match of the Day pundits have been fast to criticise Aguero on the BBC highlights present final evening when quizzed concerning the incident by presenter Gary Lineker.
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Former Newcastle United and England star Alan Shearer stated: “He should not put his palms on the assistant referee, it simply wasn’t a great look.”
“Pointless patronising, it felt actually awkward for me,” Arsenal nice Ian Wright added.
Former Metropolis defender turned Sky Sports activities pundit Micah Richards, in the meantime, defined that Aguero ought to ‘know higher’.
The Premier League has beforehand outlined the state of affairs with reference to gamers contacting officers.
An announcement stated: “Premier League soccer, and the broader sport in England, is thought for being aggressive and compelling, but additionally for its equity and for being performed in the proper spirit.
“Nevertheless, the English soccer authorities have observed over the previous 4 seasons that insupportable behaviour by gamers and managers of their competitions have reached unacceptable ranges in sure areas.
“The Skilled Sport Match Officers (PGMO) will take a stronger place and motion in direction of unacceptable participant conduct.
“This may concentrate on behaviour in direction of match officers, with the purpose of lowering disrespectful conduct similar to aggressively difficult choices or working from distance to confront an official.”
Aguero is anticipated to keep away from any retrospective motion for the incident because it was not deemed aggressive.