The first-half of Liverpool’s clash with Chelsea ended with some amount of controversy after Reece James was sent off, with VAR adjudging the defender to have committed a handball on the goal-line.
A few football fans watching the game spotted an amusing exchange between Sadio Mane and the offending Blues star, with the Senegalese international attempting to go in for a hug before being rebuffed by the Englishman.
The former Southampton man can be seen potentially shrugging off the 21-year-old’s protestations at the matter, with a handful of Thomas Tuchel’s men later ambushing Anthony Taylor to hand the official their own viewpoints on the matter.
You can catch the clips below, courtesy of Sky Sports:
Hahaha, Just keep an eye on Mane.
I love that cheeky B*stard pic.twitter.com/RhBxM18l2f
— Nik (@IRONlK) August 28, 2021
Nah he deserved the red just for rejecting Sadio Mane’s hug. 😤 https://t.co/0eRTHE21z0
— Rebekka (@rebekkarnold) August 28, 2021