Harry Kane played down his strong challenge against Andy Robertson, suggesting that officials had made the right call to only award a yellow card.
The England captain was thought to have earned his marching orders by many an aggrieved Liverpool fan on the Twittersphere after catching the fullback’s leg with his studs.
Remarkable, VAR chose to intervene and invite Paul Tierney to reconsider his call against the Scotland international following a wild tackle on Emerson Royal with a red card then brought into play.
It’s a set of decisions that has, and will likely continue to, invite confused responses from supporters attempting to get a solid grasp on the guidance behind such inconsistent decision-making.
You can catch the clip below, courtesy of Sky Sports & @footballdaily:
🗣 "I thought it was a strong tackle but I won the ball."
Harry Kane defends his potential red card saying in the manner of the game you see strong tackles pic.twitter.com/sTig4wuQpT
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) December 19, 2021
Kane, your eyes are also in your arse. You DID NOT GET the ball, you gormless wa@#$er!
Tierney hadn’t the stones to send of the England captain.
Scottish one was expendable
reckless, studs up tackle. it’s astonishing that Robertson wasn’t hurt more. If his leg was planted he would have broken his leg.
That is a prime example of a red card foul and the ref didnt have the bottle to make the right call.