Liverpool fans took to Twitter today to bemoan the fact Antonio Valencia wasn’t sent off during Manchester United’s loss to Newcastle.
The Ecuadorian raised his boot in the face of Christian Atsu – much in the same manner Sadio Mane did to Ederson of Manchester City earlier in the campaign…
While our Senegalese was red-carded and suspended, negatively affecting our season early on, Valencia was only booked.
Where’s the consistency?
Thankfully, United lost anyway, which means we can go to within two points of them with a victory at St. Mary’s.
Sadio Mane got a red card for this challenge.
Antonio Valencia never even got a yellow card for this. 🤔 pic.twitter.com/AUpYgZvBCA
— LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) February 11, 2018
It’s United mate, didn’t you know they are the @FA ‘s favs
— David Kendall ® (@davekendall24) February 11, 2018
Contradictions to that red card every week. Abysmal decision
— Paul Rowe (@rower71) February 11, 2018
Apparently he did get a yellow. Still a load of shite. Campaign against United though 👍
— Rob (@RobRLFC) February 11, 2018
Same exact challenge
Two different interpretations ⚽
— Errol Johnson (@ErrolJohnson18) February 11, 2018
Bloody referees having double standard
— Pragash (@pragashuma08) February 11, 2018
Mané gets a red for that, Valencia gets nothing😂
— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) February 11, 2018
If Sadio Mane was sent off, so should Antonio Valencia be.
— Olé (@Ole_LFC) February 11, 2018
Valencia’s challenge. So similar to Mane’s although Valencia can see Atsu coming in- ref was reluctant to give a yellow but Saudi got a red pic.twitter.com/3fgFRLvmMT
— Dan (@VirgilDanDijk) February 11, 2018