Social media went into overdrive following a controversial challenge by Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina on Chelsea playmaker Oscar, which went unpunished.
The Gunners shot-stopper took out his Brazilian opponent in the first half at the Emirates Stadium, where the home faithful held their breath as they awaited referee Michael Oliver’s reaction:
The incident happened inside the penalty area but Oliver waved away the protests of Blues players. Oscar required lengthy treatment and, despite playing on for the rest of the half, was substituted at the interval.
It did not take long for Twitter users to offer their take on the flashpoint. Here is the pick of the bunch:
Ospina just spear tackled Oscar xD How is that not a pen?
— J?Y BUCKS (@TheMasterBucks) April 26, 2015
Another angle of that Ospina tackle on Oscar. pic.twitter.com/zySl6ymmJH
— FootyHumour (@FootyHumour) April 26, 2015
Ospina the saviour.. pic.twitter.com/fcNpcy1Apx
— GeniusFootball (@GeniusFootball) April 26, 2015
Another view of Ospina’s challenge… pic.twitter.com/r1QJXaEy21
— Footy Memes (@FootyMemes) April 26, 2015
Why’s ospina not havin a Bath
— pest (@WillyPezzoMezzo) April 26, 2015
I’m pretty sure Ospina went for the ball
— Philip Moan (@Pipm15) April 26, 2015
Ospina clatters Oscar unintentionally and it’s ‘clear red and penalty’ but when Willian boots Koscielny in the face it’s a yellow #bias
— Dhruv (@dc_hiatus) April 26, 2015