I agree, you have summed up my feelings perfectly there.This sort of thing in modern day football really winds me up, one person deliberately winding another up and goading him, he bites and the 4/5 coaches pipe up and look what he did ref.
Feel a bit sorry for the lad who was sent off but its the right call.
So I was almost with you. And would have said maybe not straight red but has to be two separate cautionable offences.Okay, I'll say it. I think the red was a bit harsh.
He doesn't actually "attack" the spectator that I can see and all he does is try to knock the ball out of the bloke's hand and give up and walk away. It's not VC for me.
No doubt everybody else (coaches etc included) see it as an intended punch but I don't. Based on what I'm seeing I'd be going yellow for USB, AA.
His psychotic behaviour after the card is of course inexcusable.
I had to watch it a few times and I'm still thinking about it, but the swipe looks like a closed fist punch to the spectators arm. Hence red for a punch.I think he was swiping for the ball rather than striking the spectator. I can't see violent conduct in that.
(Unlikely but the red could've been for OFFINABUS)
There's no way that player could be allowed to continue playing after that spatDon't quite agree with this as a general statement. It is unfair to send a player off if it doesn't fit within the send off offences but because it helps the referee's match control.
Would have you shown him a red card at the time when the ref in the game showed him the card? Would "match controls" have anything to do with that?There's no way that player could be allowed to continue playing after that spat
Attempt to strike the spectator's arm in the first instance and aggressive intent to strike when held back from doing so. He's in no fit mental state to re-join the game. Not only would i expect the authorities to uphold the charge, I fancy they'd consider it as aggravated
Of course it's hard to say what we'd really doWould have you shown him a red card at the time when the ref in the game showed him the card? Would "match controls" have anything to do with that?
What happened after is beside the point since you can't send off an already sent of player and the player's actions were more of a reaction to the send off.
Perhaps my reference to 'match control' was misplaced. It does show the perils of flashing cards, even though we're watching the outcome with the benefit of hindsight. We'll never know what would've happened if the ref slowed things down so everyone could count to tenOk. Fair enough. You show a red after the first altercation. I can live with that. But would the red be for "match control" reasons? He seems calm enough walking towards you.