A nit
by HTownND (2019-01-03 23:31:43)
Edited on 2019-01-03 23:34:27

In reply to: You really need to watch again.  posted by NDMike2001

Rocksteady can weigh in because he knows the rules better than many.

But it doesn’t have to be studs up to be a straight red.

Lovrens tackle was bullshit, he didn’t come anywhere close to the ball.

I’ll grant that it was different than Kompany, who did have his studs up.

But Lovren doesn’t get a pass simply because his feet are planted. He clearly went in to take Aguero out with no attempt whatsoever to play the ball. I don’t think it was a red but I also think it was close and it’s not because his studs weren’t up. It was a really shitty and dangerous tackle with an intent to take him out of the play entirely. It was a dangerous two footed challenge (which again doesn’t require studs to be up). There are plenty of examples of a two footed challenge that don’t have studs up.