Fans rage as Mitrovic despatched off for ref shove after Fernandes escaped punishment


FOOTBALL followers had been left fuming after evaluating Aleksandar Mitrovic’s crimson card for pushing the referee to Bruno Fernandes’ unpunished shove on a linesman.

Mitrovic, 28, misplaced his head throughout Fulham’s 3-1 defeat to Manchester United after Willian was dismissed for a handball on the road.


Aleksandar Mitrovic was despatched off for pushing and screaming at referee Chris Kavanagh
Bruno Fernandes appeared to push the assistant referee at Anfield earlier this month


Bruno Fernandes appeared to push the assistant referee at Anfield earlier this monthCredit score: Sky Sports activities

As referee Chris Kavanagh returned from the VAR monitor to ship off the previous Chelsea man, Mitrovic proceeded to push the official.

He was instantly proven a crimson card as Fulham had been diminished to 9 males, which all occurred after supervisor Marco Silva has additionally been given his marching orders for encroaching on the ref as he regarded on the VAR monitor.

However soccer followers have been fast to level out the similarity of Mitrovic’s actions to that of Fernandes’ at Anfield earlier this month.

The Portuguese playmaker, 28, who scored twice to clinch Man Utd‘s place within the FA Cup semi-finals, averted punishment regardless of showing to push the assistant referee throughout United’s humiliating 7-0 loss to Liverpool.

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It’s an inconsistency the footballing world weren’t ready to let slide.

Reacting on social media, one individual mentioned: “Mitrovic was ridiculous there . But his push on the ref was no less than Bruno Fernandes on the linesman the other week. Where’s the consistency?”

One other added: “Sent Mitrovic off for touching an official, but didn’t do the same to Fernandes a few weeks ago. Where is the consistency?”

A 3rd replied: “What Mitrovic did was disgraceful but Fernandes basically did the exact same thing at Anfield. Both should’ve been straight red cards.”


And a fourth responded: “Just seen the Mitrovic red card. Pretty sure Bruno Fernandes got away with doing the exact same thing a couple of weeks ago. Howard Webb strikes again…”

One other fan mentioned: “More double standards. Right to send Mitrovic off but no action against Fernandes for shoving a linesman.”

Whereas one more supporter added: “Different rules for Penchester United. A – Mitrovic argues with referee over a red card = sent off. B – Bruno Fernandes shoves linesman and kicks a player = No card no action taken.”

Man Utd will now face Brighton within the FA Cup semi-finals on the weekend of April 22/23.

Within the different semi-final tie, rivals Manchester Metropolis will tackle Championship outfit Sheffield United.

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