My word! A crazy opening 15 minutes at Stamford Bridge was capped with a bizarre decision from Andre Marriner. The experienced referee got Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Kieran Gibbs confused and dismissed the full-back for a wonderful diving save on the line. However, it was the Ox who tipped away Hazard’s effort to deny the goal, and despite appeals, the wrong man got the red. Looks like Andre will struggle to live this one down…
If Ox insisted to Marriner “It was me” and Gibbs still got sent off, that’s kind of funny.
— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) March 22, 2014
“It was me ref, it was me!” shouts Ox, probably some of the worst officiating I’ve ever seen. Much rather keep Gibbs on too in this game.
— Tommy Burton (@TommyBurtonAFC) March 22, 2014
— Mark Odero (@markodero) March 22, 2014