Ex-Pao explains why Jonny Evans didn’t get sent off in defeat to Arsenal.
Former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher believes Leicester City defender Jonny Evans was not sent off despite a professional foul on Pierre. Emerick-Aubameyang That was because the referee’s position made the decision miss, according to London Football.
Former England striker Alan Shearer was the one who brought up the issue on the show. Match of the Day following Arsenal ‘s 2-0 win over the Foxes, he said he was confident he disagreed with the 33-year-old centre-back only receiving a yellow card this time around.
Dermot Gallagher also spoke about the timing of the problem. In an interview with Sky Sports that the reason Evans was not shown a red card and was not sent off from the field was because of the position of the referee.
“I would say that it was a wrong decision because of the position of the referee. When the ball fell, he didn’t know how far away from the ball it was with Aubameyang.”
“When Auba spins down, can you give a foul? It’s almost like that He can’t control the ball, right? But he’s about to get the ball. And behind the defensive line there is no one at all. The referee’s position determines his decision. And it caused him to make a mistake.”