Referee fails eye test following Arsenal mix-up

Andre Marriner has been hitting the headlines ever since he sent off Arsenal‘s Kieran Gibbs instead of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain during Arsenal’s 6-0 loss to Chelsea at the weekend.

The Ox clearly handled the ball inside his six-yard box, a move that should have earned him a straight red. However, in all the chaos from both sets of players, the referee seemed to have forgotten who handled the ball. In the spur of the moment, he gave the red card to Gibbs, who protested, but to no avail. Oxlade-Chamberlain also confessed, but the referee was having none of it.

Two spoof videos were made poking fun at Andre Marriner, one giving him an eyesight examination, while the other, a quick quiz to guess whether they player is Gibbs or Oxlade-Chamberlain…