Arsenal had to settle for a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford on Wednesday despite leading twice, however, this result meant that their unbeaten run in all competitions was extended to 20 games (15W, 5D, 0L) and little beyond the slight disappointment of not leaving with all three points could dampen the Gunners fans’ mood… except for this, maybe.
In a spectacularly unattractive game, the two opposing sides somehow managed to still produce a thrilling watch as Jose Mourinho’s men held on to come away with a much needed point – Marouane Fellaini seemed keen to take more than that from the clash, however.
The big Belgian had a pretty torrid time after coming off the bench as he struggled to keep up with Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi and so he resorted to some dirty tactics to regain some advantage – as the latter looked to get away, Fellaini reached out and, getting a firm grip of the youngster’s flowing locks, pulled him back.
Many surely felt that the former Everton man should have been subject to retrospective action. However, since the referee gave a free-kick on the day without brandishing a card, there is nothing the FA can do, much to the anger of the Emirates faithful.
Find the best of the reaction on Twitter below.
This is the most ridiculous precedent in my opinion. The FA should be able to take any retrospective action whether or not a ref sees it.
— Torreira Good Ebening (@GreeneBantern) December 6, 2018
Absolute joke . Weak @FA . If it was a player from a smaller team he would of got 3 match ban
— starbs (@janoon71) 6 December 2018
Ha ha is anyone surprised the @FA fail to action something!? I mean the organisation employs some of the most incompetent cock wombles and allows them to “officiate” some of the most viewed matches world wide…… no wonder not a single ref went to the World Cup
— GoldCannon (@GoldCannonChris) 6 December 2018
It’s an absolute nonsense. Referees aren’t infallible as they clearly show every week in the premier league. Surely the FA should apply the correct punishment.
— Asif (@Invincibles_49) 6 December 2018
Then it just shows Mariner for the fraud he is.
— Just another gooner… (@gooner_tt) 6 December 2018
The rule is ludicrous. The referee did give a free kick for the coming together but clearly didn’t see the hair pulling incident otherwise he would have brandished a red card for the assault!
— Dave G (@TheGutt) 6 December 2018
— Zeus Cannon (@Zeus_Cannon) 6 December 2018
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