Marcos Alonso likes a post referring to Chelsea fans’ petition to ban Anthony Taylor from refereeing their games after official sent off Reece James and awarded Liverpool a penalty during the Anfield game
- Marcos Alonso liked a post referring to a petition about referee Anthony Taylor
- Chelsea fans launched a petition to ban the official from their matches
- The Blues were unhappy with his decision to send Reece James away from Anfield
- Taylor sent the defender off for handball and awarded Liverpool a penalty
Marcos Alonso has liked a post that links to a petition calling for referee Anthony Taylor to be banned from leading Chelsea’s games after he sent off Reece James in their 1-1 draw with Liverpool.
The Blues were outraged by Taylor’s decision to award the Reds a penalty and give James a red card for denying a goal chance by blocking Sadio Mane’s attempt with his arm.
Mohamed Salah converted the penalty to 1-1 just before half time after Kai Havertz gave Chelsea the lead and with the Blues down to 10, they needed to be more defensive after the break.
Marcos Alonso liked a post linking to a petition calling for referee Anthony Taylor to be banned from directing Chelsea’s games
After the game, fans launched a petition calling for Taylor to be banned from refereeing future Chelsea games. Fan page ‘Chelseapulse’ shared a photo of the petition, which was liked by left-back Alonso.
The defender has hated the post ever since, but Chelsea players are clearly still saddened by Taylor’s decision.
The referee was advised by VAR after the incident to check the monitor on the side of the pitch, but Thomas Tuchel and Cesar Azpilicueta both felt he should have watched more than one replay after making his decision within seconds .
The Blues were outraged by Taylor’s decision to award the Reds a penalty and give James a red card
Cesar Azpilicueta thought the referee should have watched more than one replay
‘I don’t know what’s happening and what isn’t. We were a little concerned that he was just looking at a photo and the photo gives a clear picture that it is a red card and a penalty,” said Tuchel. air sports.
“For me it was too fast, I would have liked a longer control and see the whole situation, where it is deflected.
“I remember referees explaining to us: if it’s a deflection and it’s not a very unnatural arm position, then it’s not a penalty.”
Blues captain Azpilicueta also thought the decision was made too quickly.
‘Cruel. I feel sorry for Reece. The referee was advised by the VAR to give it. He went to the screen to watch a replay.
“We got the double penalty, red card and penalty – and two yellow cards in the same action. We were angry.
“But you have to calm down and find a way to fight together as a team. I think the team fought and maybe we had the best two chances in the second half.”