Former referee Chris Foy has used his Mail on Sunday column to defend Calum Chambers being punched in the face in the lead up to Manchester City’s second goal.
Look, let’s be clear, there was no way Arsenal were winning this game, but at 1-0 down, Manchester City should have been down to 10-men. Instead, they were allowed to score a second goal which smashed any sliver of hope Arsenal might have had.
Calum Chambers was clearly punched in the face but, despite a VAR review, the goal was allowed to stand and no action was taken against Aymeric Laporte:
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Chris Foy, writing in a column laughably entitled ‘Expert View’, said, “As for the second Manchester City goal, I think VAR has got it absolutely right. There is clearly contact between Aymeric Laporte and Calum Chambers, and Chambers goes over. Contact is part of football and not necessarily to be penalised.
“I’m happy with Martin Atkinson’s decision and think the goal would have stood last season as well.”
If that’s the case, perhaps Foy would like to explain why Sead Kolasinac was booked for putting his hand in the face of a City player just 16 minutes later?
Obviously, Foy didn’t discuss that, nor have any of the pundits that I’ve seen, because all these stooges care about is protecting their mates.
It’s not about being right and helping to improve the game, it’s about making sure people don’t think you’re wrong.