The Premier League’s officials’ inconsistency has been slammed by supporters during Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espírito Santo’s sending off against Leicester City.
A stoppage-time winner from Diogo Jota sent Molineux into a frenzy with Nuno joining the celebrations with his players.
Subsequently, the Portuguese manager was sent to the stands, however, Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp was not when he committed a similar offence versus Everton.
Santo sent off: Passion or lack of discipline?
What a game and what a win for Wolves! Even Nuno got involved in the celebration pile-on 🤣 pic.twitter.com/JXnBjbqegU
— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) January 19, 2019
In one of the most dramatic games of the season, Jota’s hat-trick proved decisive as Wolves walked out 4-3 winners.
Having taken the lead twice and thrown away a two-goal advantage, the fourth goal was celebrated with a great deal of passion.
Nuno charged round to the corner flag to congratulate his players but his reaction saw him sent to the stands.
When Liverpool netted a 96th-minute winner in the Merseyside derby back last month, Klopp produced a similar reaction.
However, the German manager was allowed to remain on the touchline and this inconsistency has been highlighted.
Whilst it can be argued that in the moment both managers are bound to lose their heads, they can also be knocked for showing a lack of respect to the opposing coach.
Nuno vs Klopp: Premier League officials slammed for inconsistency
Inconsistency at its finest by Premier League referees.
Klopp runs onto the pitch to celebrate the winner against Everton – nothing happens.
Nuno Espirito Santos runs over to his players to celebrate the winner today – sent off.
— EiF (@EiFSoccer) January 19, 2019
Nuno gets suspended for exactly what Klopp gets away with that celebration against Everton.
Then Liverpool fans get triggered when anyone says the FA backs Liverpool.
— ɢᴀᴜʀᴀᴠ ❄️ (@GauravMCFC) January 19, 2019
— Moe Baghai (@MoeBaghai) January 19, 2019
Just a few months we all saw Klopp run onto the field as @LFC beat @Everton in the last few seconds he didn’t get sent off. Just watched @Wolves beat @LCFC in the last seconds and Santo ran onto the field but he got sent… ridiculous
— Sam (@samlittle44) January 19, 2019
Wolves manager sent off for running on the pitch to celebrate a late winner? Hold on a minute everything was absolutely fine about doing that when Klopp did it against Everton at Anfield?? 🤔
— Mike (@Mike87_MUFC) January 19, 2019
Then you wonder Nuno is given a red card for entering the pitch but #Klopp is given just a fine . Most decisions have gone in favour of #Liverpool even yhe penalties . @FA wants liverfools to win the league.
— Everton Kenya (@Lewinyoeverton) January 19, 2019
Klopp charges onto the pitch to celebrate a last minute winner against Everton.
Nuno Espirito Santo jogs around the sideline, walks onto the pitch and congratulates his players.
Chris Kavanagh doesn’t do anything to Klopp yet sends Nuno off. Lack of consistency or what. #WOLLEI
— Matt (@MattH_197) January 19, 2019
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