Fowler unhappy that a game has been taken off.
Whilst Chelsea are riling that Nemanja Matic has only had his ban reduced to two matches by the FA, Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler is annoyed that any games have been taken away.
Matic ban reduced… Absolute shambles, should’ve got a game extra for such a frivolous appeal, 2 wrongs don’t make a right
— Robbie Fowler (@Robbie9Fowler) February 24, 2015
Matic was sent off in the weekend’s 1-1 Premier League draw with Burnley after reacting to a bad tackle by Clarets midfielder Ashley Barnes by pushing him to the ground.
The Serbia international was shown a straight red card by referee Martin Atkinson for his actions – an automatic three-match ban – whilst Barnes escaped with no punishment.
Blues manager Jose Mourinho was in a typically disgruntled mood following the incident and has since been claiming to all that will listen that his team is being singled out by officials.
Clearly the FA was listening as they have decided to reduce Matic’s ban, despite the fact the unjust decision seeming to be Barnes’ lack of punishment rather than the Serbian’s being too severe.
The West London club have since said they are ‘appalled’ by the decision to only reduce the ban by one match, but as Fowler has shown clearly opinions are divided.