Date: 14th August 2018 at 6:00pm
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Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko stood on Kenedy’s leg during the 2-1 win over his former club on Saturday. There was no retrospective action by the FA.

One fan on Twitter feels there was a double standard with Jonjo Shelvey having been punished for a fairly similar incident involving Dele Alli in the same fixture last season:

Most Newcastle fans are frustrated by the lack of a punishment for Sissoko:

A few thought fans should just forget about it:

Jonjo did admit to a “moment of madness” after the game last year and apologised for his actions, but the midfielder’s reputation does precede him, while in the Frenchman’s case, he has not been such a serial offender in the past.

Still, referees should be looking at each incident on its own merits, as well as the FA. It’s difficult to determine the intent of the player but it’s clear that the midfielder wasn’t being particularly careful about where he was standing, and his ‘stamp’ could easily have been avoided.

 

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