Former Tottenham Hotspur defender Graham Roberts has suggested that the Football Association should review Paul Pogba’s horror tackle.
The Manchester United midfielder’s challenge on Dele Alli in the 78th minute of the 1-0 defeat at Wembley yesterday afternoon was fortunate not to leave the Spurs midfielder with a broken leg.
Alli was left in agony on the floor when Pogba’s boot connected high above the knee.
The incident was so serious it left many Spurs fans baffled as to why the United player was not shown a straight red card.
Referee Mike Dean showed Pogba a yellow card, which is believed to be for throwing the ball away rather than in relation to the tackle. If this the case, it would allow the FA to retrospectively review the incident and charge accordingly.
Should it prove to be that Dean carded Pogba for the tackle, no further action can be taken.
Although United were 1-0 up at the time and with Spurs dominating play in the second half, there potentially could have been a different outcome to the game if justice had been served.
Roberts took to Twitter to share his thoughts.
I think the ref booked Pogba for throwing the ball away not for the tackle so why don’t the fa look at this and he should be banned for the tackle
— Graham Roberts (@GrahamRoberts4) January 14, 2019
Here is the challenge in question.
should this tackle have been a red for pogba ? pic.twitter.com/0ktnMUlSnW
— connor (@hiFletch) January 13, 2019
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