Andrew Robertson elbowed by Linesman

Premier League

The linesman pushed Robertson’s chin with his elbow as the Scotland skipper approached. Referee Paul Tierney then issued a yellow card to Robertson despite his vehement protests. As Roberto Firmino’s 87th-minute header prevented the leaders from winning the championship for the first time since 2004, Liverpool salvaged a 2-2 draw. At halftime, Arsenal led 2-1.

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Following a pledge to evaluate the event by the organization that regulates referees, PGMOL, Hatzidakis now faces an investigation into his behavior. The statement read, “PGMOL is aware of an incident involving assistant referee Constantine Hatzidakis and Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson at half-time during the Liverpool v Arsenal fixture at Anfield,” “We will review the matter in full once the game has concluded.”

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Roy Keane, a former player for Manchester United who now works as a Sky Sports analyst at Anfield, wasn’t impressed with Robertson’s response to the match. Robertson snatches the linesman first, right? Robertson may be whining, but I’m not sure,” Keane added. He ought to be more concerned about his defence. Do you understand who that Robertson is? I’ve seen him several times, and all that man is is a big baby.

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“Just play the game and pay attention to your defending. He did initially grasp the linesman.” Aleksandar Mitrovic, a striker for Fulham, was given an eight-game suspension this week for hitting referee Chris Kavanagh during the Cottagers’ FA Cup loss to Manchester United last month. Nevertheless, according to former Manchester United defender Gary Neville, Hatzidakis will be the one in danger this time. Neville said on Sky Sports, “I’ve never seen an official lift an elbow to a player. “I think he’ll be in a lot of trouble after this game ends.”

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