Cheers to the FA for doing the right thing here.
This comment on The Guardian from a summary of 10 points from the weekend's games sums it up for me as well:
1 thing I learned:
A LOT of people think its ok to flying kick a goalie in the face if you think theres the slight chance that you might be able to score a goal. Lets not worry about how likely it is that you might win a ball someone is already in the process of heading... Lets not even worry that your studs are facing the person's face HEAD HEIGHT Alan Shearer/Gary Neville believe that any normal person would choose to maim the opposition player because there is a scoring opportunity....even if that's only in your mind.
it's political correctness gone MAD!!!
The Totally Football Show (James Richardson's new one) had some questioning of these former players saying it was not a red. Kelly Cates challenged Richardson's issue with it being in line with "the letter of the law" for the FA vs. FIFA, and also that some are maybe disagreeing in part because actually refs do not follow the letter of the law normally, as well as Richardson's questioning Ederson charging out "50 feet outside of his area" then she says you can't blame Ederson and that's part of his game. Richardson says, Ederson is taking a massive risk, but Rafa Honigstein then says if Ederson doesn't come out it's a clear cut goal scoring opportunity.
Rafa Honigstein then goes into how laws need to be taken into context and that "individual serious foul play" vs. "dangerous play" and people have a hard time telling the difference. Dangerous play not considered a foul (no direct free kick), yet serious foul play is like a double offence (dangerous + fouled opponent). He compares it to speeding, saying if you get a speeding ticket, it's not major, but you are punished. Yet, if you do so and hurt someone then it is a serious offence, even if you didn't mean to hurt anyone or "you didn't have your eyes" on them, and questions the idea of "risk-reward" into analysis, i.e. he had to go for it, saying that's an explanation not an excuse.