Arsenal fans were left fuming as Cesar Azplicueta was only shown a yellow card despite the Chelsea defender giving away a penalty in the FA Cup final.
Azpilicueta leaned on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with Anthony Taylor deeming the foul worthy of just a yellow card, as well as the resulting penalty.
The Chelsea captain did not remain on the pitch much longer as he was forced off with an apparent hamstring injury just moments later.
Though Gunners fans believed their FA Cup final opponents should have been down to ten men following the foul with Aubameyang confidently scoring the penalty.
One fumed: “Why was Azpilicueta not sent off? David Luiz was shown red for exactly the same challenge a few weeks ago. The officiating in this country is dire at times.”
With another going along a similar line, writing: “Btw if Luiz made the foul that Azpilicueta made he would’ve been sent off. Just saying..”
A third angry Gunner put: “Still can’t believe Azpilicueta didn’t get sent off”.
And another wrote: “Azpilicueta shouldn’t even have been on the pitch to get his injury – should have been sent off for the penalty.”
Azpilicueta was booked for the foul, though Arsenal fans wanted him to see red
One more added: “That should be a red card if it’s a foul, Taylor has given the foul and Azpilicueta was pulling him back with no intention of playing the ball.. The same Anthony Taylor that sent off David Luiz v Man city for the SAME OFFENCE.”
And another raged: “Azpilicueta lucky not to get sent off there. It’s hard to argue that’s he made a genuine attempt to play the ball there.”
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang confidently scored the penalty
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