nottsblue wrote:Sky with Dermot Gallaher as the "referee expert" on the ref watch article on the app have come up with a new one. Apparently the Pogba foul wasn't a red card as he meant to go for the ball so it would be mean to send him off. Instead, it was a "high intensity yellow"
He said exactly what Redknapp said, near word for word. Let's not forget that Redknapp was retrospectively banned back then, even after receiving a yellow. If it was that bad back then, then it surely is now in these times of risk aversion.
The speed in which Redknapp was wheeled out during the game, milli-seconds after the challenge, said it all for me. He came on stammering away to get the point across, over-riding the commentary team. That was the fastest I've ever seen Sky try and brush something under the carpet and, by the looks of it, it's worked as nobody is really talking about it.
And, then, why not role out the Kompany challenge on The Diving Bastard, just to change the subject a little more. Maybe coincidental, but very inline with how the media choose the narrative.