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Liverpool balls: Rodgers’ good sports defy Manchester United’s bad referee

by | 14th, December 2014

Where do we stand on footballers surrounding the referee, getting in his fave when a decision goes against their team? Today Manchester United profited from the linesman’s flag. The referee’s assidtant declined (wrongly) to raise his flag and Juan Mata’s headed goal stood. Should Liverpool have gone nuts, harranging the referee?

Henry Winter says they should’ve:

As United celebrated, as social media devoured footage of the incident, Liverpool players did not appeal, did not vent any anger. They accepted the injustice, a worrying sign for Rodgers as he seeks fight in his players. He would also have every right to question his players’ marking of Mata too.

But Henry Winter also thinks surrounding the referee is something that needs stamping out:

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Posted: 14th, December 2014 | In: Liverpool, manchester united, Sports Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed: RSS 2.0 | TrackBack | Permalink