Twitter reacts to Giovani Lo Celso avoiding a retrospective ban
Tottenham Hotspur caught a lucky break as Giovani Lo Celso will not face any retrospective action for his tackle on Cesar Azpilicueta in the 2-1 loss at Stamford Bridge. (h/t Football.London)
The Spurs midfielder appeared to step on the Chelsea skipper’s leg. The decision was deferred to VAR who pronounced the 24-year-old not guilty. It was later admitted by the PGMLO that the original decision was a mistake and the Argentinian should have been sent off.
However, the Tottenham midfielder will not face any retrospective action for the challenge.
As per PGMOL rules, retrospective disciplinary action is reserved for only those incidents “not captured by the match officials or VAR”.
Here, however, the incident was seen by the on-field officials and checked by VAR. Therefore, it does not fall into the area where retrospective action can be taken despite their later admission that they had got it wrong.
The news will come as a relief to Tottenham who are struggling in attack. With Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane out injured, Jose Mourinho is short of attacking options. The Argentine’s loss would have further depleted the Spurs arsenal with he club very much in the race for the fourth spot.
We take a look below at some of the reactions to Lo Celso’s lucky break.
Twitter reacts to Giovani Lo Celso going scot-free
Ludicrous, but good news
— I Swore I'd Never Use Tw¡tter (@swore_i) February 23, 2020
— Paul Harris (@PaulHarris0161) February 23, 2020
PS You have had one ban, you will get a Man City ban next Dear Chelsea
How was Andreas Christensen paid when he came?Through his dad
— David Williams (@DavidWilliamsDK) February 22, 2020
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The incident was seen by the officials so they cannot issue a retrospective ban – Lo Celso is in the clear
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) February 24, 2020
@SkySports witch-hunt against Spurs the presenter is now STAMPING his feet like a three year old toddler having a hissy fit got to ban LoCelso !! #RefWatch #Pathetic give the news not try and create it !! Show n give the same for Capoue Robertson Sterling Cantwell against Spurs
— Barry Nevin (@bazzayiddo) February 24, 2020
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