Is the referee heavy-handed when giving a red card and sending off a Chelsea player?

Is the referee heavy-handed when giving a red card and sending off a Chelsea player? 2

(Dan Tri) – Controversy broke out after referee Anthony Taylor reviewed VAR technology and not only gave Liverpool a penalty but also gave Chelsea player Reece James a red card.

As expected by fans, the great battle between Liverpool and Chelsea in round 3 of the Premier League last night (August 28) took place extremely attractive when both were considered strong candidates for the title.

The away team Chelsea suddenly took the lead after striker Kai Havertz’s dangerous header in the 22nd minute of the match, as well as creating a number of dangerous opportunities immediately afterward.

Reece James used his hand to block the ball on the goal line after Sadio Mane’s shot.

But the turning point in the match came in injury time of the first half due to a controversial situation.

Is the referee heavy-handed when giving a red card and sending off a Chelsea player?

Referee Anthony Taylor, after reviewing VAR technology, quickly awarded a penalty to Liverpool and sent Reece James off the field with a red card.

Mohamed Salah did not miss the opportunity to score from the penalty spot to equalize for Liverpool, while Chelsea players also reacted violently to the red card that referee Anthony Taylor gave to Reece James for being too harsh.

Sharing on Twitter, former player Gary Lineker said: `Penalty is correct but red card? I don’t think so. The ball touched the thigh before touching the hand.`

In an interview after the match, Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel also raised questions about Anthony Taylor’s handling.

`I don’t understand this decision. I’m not saying it was wrong, but I don’t like the way the referee re-checked the situation. It seemed like he just reviewed a still photo and it showed the ball was in contact with a hand.

Captain Azpilicueta was also the one who reacted the strongest. Even when the referee blew the whistle to end the first half, the Italian player still followed the `black king` into the tunnel to argue against the above decision.

Is the referee heavy-handed when giving a red card and sending off a Chelsea player?

Chelsea players reacted violently after the referee sent Reece James off the field with a red card.

However, many expert opinions support the decision to blow a penalty and red card for Reece James as reasonable.

He said: `When you prevent an opportunity to create a goal, you get a red card. That’s the rule whether you like it or not. I think Reece used his right arm to push the ball.`

Meanwhile, sharing about the situation where the home team received a penalty and a red card for Reece James, coach Jurgen Klopp fully supported referee Anthony Taylor.

`I found it to be a really exciting game; fast, difficult for both teams. We conceded – which is not nice – but the goal we scored, the penalty we got

Having to play without players made it difficult for Chelsea to defend throughout the second half, but in the end, the Blues still retained a point at Anfield with a final score of 1-1.

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