Video: Darren Fletcher red card and Robin Van Persie penalty

Posted by - May 5, 2009 - Arsenal, Champions League, Football videos, Manchester United

Harsh, very harsh

That is not a penalty as far as I can see. Darren Fletcher gets his foot to the ball before making contact with Cesc Fabregas. You have got to feel sorry for Fletcher. A real unsung hero in United’s team and now he will miss the final on the basis of a pretty poor decision.

  • Huh?

    Ok, I just watched it again 10 times. Seriously, stop the video above at :06 and look at it. One guy upright, cocking his right foot about to shoot, another guy horizontal, one leg between the upright player’s feet, the other across the top of his thigh. The touch is over, now we are into careless tackle territory. I don’t know how you argue that.

    The card is a different story, although you’re kind of hamstrung by clear goal scoring op.