Controversy arose over an assistant referee
hitting Andy Robertson with an elbow during the match between Liverpool and Arsenal. As a result, the Premier League Refereeing Organization (PGMOL) launched an investigation, and the assistant referee will be suspended from playing until the investigation is completed.
Liverpool drew 2-2 with Arsenal in the 30th round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season held at Anfield in Liverpool, England at 0:30 am (Korean time) on the 10th. With one point, Liverpool moved up to 8th in the league.
The match itself was interesting. Arsenal dominated Liverpool until the middle of the first half and scored two goals first, but Salah’s comeback goal at the end of the first half and an equalizer in the second half ended in a draw.
There is a scene that has been controversial apart from the content of the game. It is a clash between the assistant referee and Robertson. One of the assistant referees for the match was Konstantin Hajidakis. After the first half, Robertson approached assistant referee Constantine, and assistant referee Constantine elbowed Robertson in an attempt to shake off Robertson. Robertson was outraged and Liverpool players rushed to protest at referee Paul Tierney, but it ended without action. 메이저놀이터
It wasn’t just an incident that would pass by. British ‘Sky Sports’ showed the scene from various angles, and Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville, who are active as ‘Sky Sports’ panels, also pointed out this scene. “I’ve never seen a referee swing his elbow at a player,” said Neville.
Eventually, the Premier League Refereeing Organization (PGMOL) stepped in. Britain’s ‘The Athletic’ said, “PGMOL said it would review the matter after the match. Currently, PGMOL is aware of the incident.” According to ‘The Athletic’, Constantine assistant referee is a referee who has been active in the EPL as well as the European Champions League (UCL) and Europa League (UEL) for several years.
In the end, assistant referee Constantine is suspended from the game until the investigation is completed. The media said, “PGMOL will not assign him to any matches until assistant referee Constantine’s investigation is finalized.”