Read this, it’s the official quote from the FA following the Elneny incident when Arsenal beat Southampton at the weekend:
“Mohamed Elneny will be available for Arsenal’s next three games after an Independent Regulatory Commission accepted that he was wrongly dismissed for violent conduct against Southampton on Sunday, April 8, 2018.”
How bloody dismissive is this so called apology? Why is there no accountability for wrong decisions made by referees that matches the consequences of their actions. Here’s the obvious scenario… In a close fought match a player gets sent off at a pivotal point which changes the whole balance of the game and the team who are reduced to ten men go on to lose the match. Let’s be honest that outcome could quite easily have occurred at the weekend.
The FA overturn a horrendously wrong decision with a dismissive comment that no action will be taken against the innocent player!!!
I would like to see a minimum one goal added to our goal difference as compensation for poor referring decisions resulting in an unfair dismissal. I don’t mean it added to the result of the actual game which would possibly change the result and points earned but just a generic goal added to our total as a small compensation. Let’s be honest, if that sending off had turned the game and we lost, there is no way the FA would have dismissed the ban because the implications would have been enormous. It just proves they are a completely unlegislated body that have zero accountability and clubs should be able to appeal to a third party ombudsman if such decisions have a direct result on the outcome of a game.