Aguero”touching shoulders” female line referee escaped a yellow card and was criticized after the game:this is not respecting women and referees
In the early morning of October 18th, Man City beat Arsenal 1-0. At the end of the first half of the game, a sideline kick Linesman Marcy awarded the ball to Arsenal. Aguero was dissatisfied with the penalty and argued with her. Then Aguero Reached out and hugged the female lineman.
Women on duty Referee Ma Qian has been serving as the linesman of the Premier League since 2011 and is one of the few female referees in England. After she awarded the ball to Arsenal, Aguero immediately faced Marcy and pointed to the sideline. He firmly believed that the ball hit the Arsenal defender’s foot. When Marcy was about to walk away from him, Aguero reached out and grabbed her by the shoulder, and pulled her back. Marcy shook off Aguero’s hand and the game continued, but Cavanagh, the referee on duty, did not intervene.
Although this Contact with the referee is not violent, but it is obviously unwelcome. During the game, touching the referee or assistant referee for any reason is usually not allowed, and it is easy to be warned by a yellow card.
Soon, this behavior caused controversy. Some netizens criticized Aguero’s behavior, believing it was disrespect for referees and women. Among them, Ms. Rossena, a member of the British Labour Party, also expressed her views on this. She wrote:“Who does Aguero think he is? Such behavior is unacceptable.”
Among public figures who also questioned the famous host Pierce Morgan, he wrote:What is Aguero doing? Why is he not sent off?”
After this game, the Premier League is likely to punish Aguero, and this game is Aguero’s first game after returning from injury.