Some Manchester United fans have combated claims that Chelsea were ‘robbed’ in Saturday’s bore draw by pinpointing a moment where they were wronged by the Blues.
During a corner, Chelsea right-back Reece James made sure not to lose track of aerial threat Harry Maguire – by bear-hugging the giant.
Some United fans were disappointed to see that this moment was glossed over, whilst Maguire’s headlock on Cesar Azpilicueta – which should’ve led to a penalty – dominated the headlines and talk.
These weren’t even the only controversial moments of the encounter, with Bruno Fernandes taking a risk with a gentle slap on Jorginho in the early stages of the game.
For those chelsea fans who said they were robbed. Think again… pic.twitter.com/I5J9Qn3LWn
— Saeed ? (@Realist_187) October 24, 2020
BOTH should have been penalised but YET AGAIN only one makes the headlines ?? pic.twitter.com/gaqmXmbVdo
— Rach (@rachmufc7) October 25, 2020
Here’s how some Manchester United fans have reacted to the incident:
Spot on doesn’t sell to agree with utd
— jon ayre (@AyreJon) October 25, 2020
i swear, they didn’t show Reece James holding Maguire once while they kept on showing Maguire holding Azpilicueta
— AT ???? (@TheRealRashford) October 25, 2020
Thanks for getting this image. I was thinking about that the whole time. Both bad calls. But consistent bad.
— GGMU442 (@ggmu442) October 25, 2020
@ChelseaFC Can u show this to Frank. Seems he missed the Utd penalty in his post match interview!!!
— Graham R (@RAG109) October 25, 2020
This was equally as bad . Possibly worse but not highlighted by the pundits . Disgraceful
— Andy L (@andyl1957) October 25, 2020
James think he playing rugby
— In UNITED we Trust (@Lilmou3) October 24, 2020
It’s quite surprising to see the outrage at the incidents after a goalless draw, you’d think both sets of fans would be a little happier as they didn’t have to face the embarrassment of losing to a rival.
The fact that little moments like this are dominating the conversations on social media also goes to show just how boring the game actually was, with no real clear-cut chances for either side.