Everton captain Seamus Coleman has said that Harry Kane did not need to stay down as long as he did for the Abdoulaye Doucoure red card incident.
The incident occurred in the 56th minute of Monday’s tie at Goodison Park, with Doucoure shoving Kane in the face after the pair got into an altercation.
The Tottenham man went to ground holding his face, with referee David Coote having no choice but to show a straight red to the Everton midfielder.
Harry Kane has come in for plenty of criticism for making the most of the incident, with Danny Murphy telling talkSPORT that the striker ’embarrassed himself’ with the way he acted.
Coleman has said that while Doucoure was deserving of a red card, the England captain did not need to overreact in the manner in which he did.
The Irishman told Premier League Productions (03/04/23 at 10:10 pm): “As a team, we probably don’t need to get involved in as much as we have done in the last few games. It’s something the manager has made a point of.
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“When you raise your hands, then we know the rules. I don’t think he (Kane) he needed to stay down as long as he did.
“I think the red card was coming anyway, but we know the rules and it was disappointing.”
Spurs themselves had Lucas Moura sent off in the 86th minute at Goodison Park, with Michael Keane’s late screamer ensuring that the points were shared.
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The reason I find it a little hard to fathom why Kane is coming under so much criticism is that almost everyone agrees that Doucoure deserved a red card.
The striker did what most other players would by going to ground and bringing the incident to the referee’s attention.