West Ham star and Liverpool supporter Aaron Cresswell avoided a red card during the Hammers’ 2-1 defeat of Frank Lampard’s side today after appearing to kick Everton’s Richarlison in the ribs.
Cresswell had earlier put the hosts ahead with a delightful free-kick past Jordan Pickford and as David Moyes’ side were attempting to see the game out and protect their lead in injury time, the scouser decided to have a swipe at Richarlison as the forward attempted to grab the ball after being floored by a tackle.
An Everton supporter’s Twitter account uploaded a clip of the incident questioning “HOW IS THIS NOT A RED???” and one Liverpool supporter took to the popular social media platform to reply: “Aaron Cresswell has lived every Liverpool fans dream today. Scored against Everton and kicked Richarlison in the ribs 🤣.”
The West Ham No. 3 was shown a yellow card by referee Michael Oliver and the incident was briefly checked by the VAR Andy Madley – he decided to stick with the onfield decision and was happy for Cresswell to remain on the pitch.
It’s rather bemusing as to why Richarlison was holding his face whilst he performed a number of roles to exaggerate the incident, but it did look rather naughty from the West Ham man.
You can see the video of the incident below via @evertonhub on Twitter.
Aaron Cresswell has lived every Liverpool fans dream today. Scored against Everton and kicked Richarlison in the ribs 🤣 https://t.co/slPHMrxsVw
— Josh 🧣 (@josha1995_) April 3, 2022
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Richarlison should have seen a yellow for simulation!!!!!!!