Chelsea fans SLAM Anthony Taylor for barely checking the VAR monitor before sending Reece James away
‘Shameless Referee’: Chelsea fans SLAM against Anthony Taylor for barely checking the VAR monitor before sending Reece James away – and launching TWO petitions to prevent him from leading one of their matches… and they’ve both almost already 40,000 signatures!
- Anthony Taylor took just seconds before giving a penalty against Reece James
- To make the injury worse for Chelsea, the fullback was sent off just before half-time
- Liverpool score the resulting penalty via Mo Salah to equalize at Anfield
- Despite Taylor making the right decision, Blues fans are venting their anger
- One petition claimed Taylor harmed Chelsea fans’ mental health
- The other said he should be taken out of the club’s games for his own good
Chelsea fans took to social media to stop Anthony Taylor after his brief check on VAR before sending Reece James off against Liverpool in the first half, with two petitions calling for him to be banned from leading the Blues’ matches. each with 40,000 signatures.
Thomas Tuchel’s men led 1-0 at Anfield just before half-time thanks to Kai Havertz’s earlier header when Sadio Mane’s shot struck James – who was on the goal line – bounced off his right thigh before making contact with his right arm when he seemed to move toward the ball with his arm to clear it away.
After initially playing on, Taylor was called to the monitor on the pitch before making his decision within seconds to leave the visiting players furious, long after Mo Salah stuffed the resulting spot kick, with Tuchel also doubting the speed of the game. the check in his post-match interview after what turned out to be an impressive draw for the Londoners given the circumstances.
Anthony Taylor took just seconds before deciding to penalize Chelsea and send Reece James away
Sadio Mané’s shot bounced off James’ right thigh and onto his right arm before being cleared
Taylor wasted little time waving the red card as Chelsea vehemently protested the decision
One of the petitions calling for Taylor’s resignation claims he is “constantly biased when he directs a Chelsea game” and alarmingly suggests that his removal from the umpires of the team’s matches would be good for his own safety, while the other petition says Chelsea fans’ mental health has been affected by Taylor’s performances.
While it is widely believed Taylor made the right decision to send James off the field and give a penalty, as the ball hitting the handball prevented an obvious goal-scoring opportunity, that didn’t stop Chelsea supporters from venting their anger online. .
Graham Clark tweeted: ‘That guy shouldn’t even be doing the Sunday League,’ while Ananthan Thenaliparambil wrote: ‘Anthony Taylor has an agenda against @ChelseaFC. What a shameless referee!! He should never referee a Chelsea game in his life.’
Mo Salah’s assured kick left Anfield rocking as Chelsea players furious with Taylor
Danaliparambil went on to list several times he alleges Taylor turned a blind eye to fouls by Chelsea’s opponents in previous games, including Alexis Sanchez who handled the ball in the 2017 FA Cup final and Matteo Kovacic who was booked after he had been fouled by Dele Alli.
Miz Hadzic referenced the popular Simpsons clip of Abraham entering a restaurant, hanging up his hat, then turning and walking out, and tweeted it with the caption: “Anthony Taylor looks at the VAR monitor,” along with a laughing emoji.
Lesilo Rula wrote: ‘Anthony Taylor didn’t even look at the VAR ad. I just blinked at the screen and decided it was a penalty and a red card.”