Some Manchester United fans have been left furious after Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang escaped a yellow card for a nasty challenge on Bruno Fernandes.
In the 28th minute of the tie, Fernandes was charging forward when Aubameyang stopped the playmaker in his tracks with a rough slide tackle.
Mike Dean rightfully awarded a free-kick but didn’t book Aubameyang, the first-half has already seen yellow cards for Fred, Gabriel Magalhaes and Rob Holding.
Aubameyang was lucky to escape without a card here. There was no ill will between the stars though, as the striker apologised to Fernandes immediately.
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Here’s how some United fans reacted to the moment:
No yellow card for Aubameyang? Shocking
— The President #EndSarsNow?? (@AshleyMakgatho) November 1, 2020
29’ Aubameyang with a dirty tackle on Bruno. Where is the yellow card there? BLOODY HELL MIKE DEAN!
— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) November 1, 2020
How’s that not a yellow for Aubameyang plese?
— ? (@Flex_a96) November 1, 2020
How’s that not a yellow for Aubameyang?
— Jack (@JackSportsTweet) November 1, 2020
How is that Aubameyang one not a yellow? This is the worst refereeing I’ve seen in a while
— Tom Hart (@TomHartMUFC) November 1, 2020
How’s that not a card for Aubameyang? Mike dean really loves making the game about him
— Indrajeet Garde (@teejardni_) November 1, 2020
Just me, or is that a card for Aubameyang if there is a crowd at Old Trafford? #MUNARS
— Kyle Fletcher (@KIGFletcher) November 1, 2020
Are some of the Man United faithful exaggerating this call or did Aubameyang really deserve a yellow card in what’s been a very scrappy game so far?