Some Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter in fury after Nicolas Pepe was denied a penalty against Bournemouth.
The Cherries man actually got the ball, kicking it against the Ivory Coast international, but the ball also spun into a position where Pepe may have reached it before the Spaniard blocked him off – it was definitely a tough decision for Martin Atkinson.
One fan said that he was still fuming after the decision, before saying that English referees are amongst the most “incompetent” in the world.
Another supporter pointed to the decision that saw Sadio Mane awarded a soft, late penalty against Leicester to reinforce his point that Pepe should’ve also been awarded a spot kick.
Let’s take a look at some more of the Twitter reaction from some livid Arsenal fans…
REALLY VAR?!?!?!? pic.twitter.com/UgckSi4uEX
— All Things Arsenal (@AllArsenal1) October 6, 2019
— Ulster Gooner (@LadFromUlster) October 6, 2019
I’m still fuming over that non penalty call. The Bournemouth defender’s tackle touched the ball but the follow through clearly took Pepe out. We’ve seen that given a billion times. English refs are most incompetent in the world.
— Sensible Arsenal (@ArsenalSensible) October 6, 2019
Absolute joke of refereeing. @FA, how is it that Mane gets a penalty yesterday for being touched but this isn’t? What did Wenger say about consistency and quality of refereeing in the Premier League a few years ago. #ARSBOU #Arsenal #COYG https://t.co/WNM07LTYl8
— Gooner_for_life (@jayesh_anchan) October 6, 2019
It baffles me that wasn’t given a penalty https://t.co/b8YWtEGoG1
— Adan (@Arsenal357) October 6, 2019
It’s so embarrassing. Especially after how Liverpool were awarded a penalty yesterday. https://t.co/y4qAsjxpyX
— Dammit Arsenal ? (@DammitArsenal) October 6, 2019