Premier League fans lay claim to Liverpool for what ex-Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori did
Premier League fans are unimpressed with the refereeing shown in the Serie A clash between Atalanta and AC Milan following a controversy involving former Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori.
Tomori, 23, has completed his Â£ 25million move from Stamford Bridge in an effort to find more consistent first-team football and Milan’s red side have given him that opportunity on a permanent basis after an impressive first loan the last season.
The Chelsea academy graduate has already returned to England since leaving SW6 when Liverpool emerged victorious in a thrilling 3-2 battle between the two sides in the UEFA Champions League group stage encounter at Anfield.
Since this thrilling competition between the two giants of European football, the 23-year-old has been a mainstay in the Rossoneri’s defense and he was embroiled in a rather controversial incident when his side faced Atalanta this weekend.
Much like the Liverpool contest, the match ended 3-2 but this time it was in favor of Stefano Poli’s side who consolidated second place in Serie A after seven games played in the start of the 2021/22 campaign.
During the match, Matteo Pessina’s marauding run into the box was interrupted by Tomori who managed to steal the ball from the striker just in time to prevent a Bergamo goal.
However, the way he finished that recovery tackle was not well received by Premier League fans who compared the incident to Pascal Struijks ‘red card in Leeds’ 3-0 home loss to Liverpool.
Here’s what a number of supporters have said on social media about the incident.
@Sy_Robo weighed in on the conversation: “Red card in the PL. Well, definitely once Klopp gets in.”
@ tempsy01 stressed: “A much more awkward tackle than Struijk’s on Elliott. Yet because this forward didn’t break his ankle he is being hailed as a quality tackle.”
@DanLUFC_ in the same way: “Struijk did this and was kicked out.”
@ JohnmjtJt1919 made the same point: “Leeds had one player sent off and 3 games in suspension for exactly the same tackle.”
@ AlexConor1313 criticized the referees in England: âThe referees in England would give that as a penalty. “
@mr_humz tweeted: “Pascal Struijk got a red card against Liverpool for this.”
On the other hand, @ ibra34039096 was a big fan of tackling and hopes other defenders who develop their game will follow Tomori’s path to move to Italy: “Young footballers who are defenders in England have to go to Italy, to Italy, they teach you the art to defend. “
The former Derby player was rewarded for his great defense on the continent with a call-up for England, giving Tomori the chance to add to his Three Lions cap.
Gareth Southgate’s side will face Andorra and Hungary in this October international break in the World Cup qualifiers.