Some football fans believe that Scott McTominay’s stamp on Neymar during tonight’s Champions League tie between Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain was completely ‘intentional’.
McTominay stopped Neymar from enjoying a run on the break with an inch-perfect slide tackle in the 43rd minute, with the Scotsman’s boot digging into the superstar’s right ankle in the aftermath.
After the tackle, McTominay planted his right foot on the ground before looping his left over Neymar’s head – in an obvious consideration for the tricky attacker’s health.
McTominay was looking down as he brought his left leg back to the ground – but not necessarily directly at Neymar’s ankle – so it’s hard to clearly judge whether this was intentional.
“It’s unintentional for me, just watch…”
Then silence as Robbie watches McTominay look exactly where Neymar is before standing on his ankle. ?? I hate Neymar but that definitely wasn’t unintentional. pic.twitter.com/0MM9HSC4Jq
— Biggies Malls 2.0 (@Biggies_MaIIs) December 2, 2020
Pictures from BT Sport and CBS Sports.
Here’s how some football fans have reacted to the incident:
In my view, Scott McTominay should have been sent off there. That was a clear and malicious foul on #neymar. Clearly avoidable and deliberate, he stamped on him to hurt him #MANPSG #ManchesterUnited #MUFCPSG #PSGMU #psg
— Alessandro Schiavone (@ale9acm) December 2, 2020
McTominay stamp wasn’t unintentional… guy is looking down as he steps back. United are fortunate here.
— Quiggers (@itsquiggers) December 2, 2020
McTominay deffo meant that stamp on neymar ?
— Instant Eye (@egan_eye) December 2, 2020
Shocking referee.. Fred gets away with 2 incidents. Then McTominay gets away with a stamp.
— Matte™ ?? (@Matte_afc) December 2, 2020
Mctominay completely stamps on Neymar but the two xenophobic commentators appluad it and shame Neymar for being stamped on
— David (@RIPDavidBohs) December 2, 2020
Mctominay 3 fouls on Neymar inside 60 seconds. First one stamped on his ankle. Still hasn’t received a yellow card
— Matthew (@minstrel69) December 2, 2020
But that was bad from Mctominay it was intentional
— W?G??_?? (@DADZIIE) December 2, 2020
Lol that was so intentional by McTominay. He was looking down ?
— LucaFK HH‘s ???(KDs best friend) (@LucaFK) December 2, 2020
100% intentional from McTominay ??
— Red Devils ?? (@KingOle20) December 2, 2020
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