Supporters have this evening taken to social media in their droves to hit out at referee Bobby Madley for not awarding a penalty to West Brom versus Arsenal.
The two sides went head-to-head in a Premier League clash at the Emirates Stadium tonight, with home side Arsenal having finally started to find their feet over recent weeks following a dismal start to the campaign.
The Gunners got off to a bright start, with Alexis Sanchez looking lively and dangerous from the off.
However, it didn’t take long for Arsene Wenger’s men to allow the Baggies a clear-cut opportunity at the other end, after a perfectly-weighted defence-splitting pass from Gareth Barry sent Jay Rodriguez into a race with Shkodran Mustafi.
Rodriguez got to the ball first, before immediately attempting to cut back away from goal.
However, as he did so, German stopper Mustafi appeared to take the legs from underneath the former Southampton star, with immediate calls for a penalty.
Rodriguez, to his credit, jumped straight back up to unleash an angled drive at goal, which was expertly touched onto the post by Petr Cech.
But viewers watching on were nonetheless in shock at referee Bobby Madley’s failure to award a spot-kick.
The Twitter reaction was typically brutal, with some of the highlights below:
Bobby Madley is the worst ref FML #MNF
— Carl Stanton (@Captain_Carlos) September 25, 2017
Clear penalty that is. Madley’s bottled it #MNF
— Adam Hennessey (@9_Hendo) September 25, 2017
Oh look, Bobby Madley is having a mare again. Clear penatly. #ARSWBA
— Andy Wedge (@andy_wedge) September 25, 2017
Bobby madley is an arsenal supporter
— Thomas Bush (@Bush6386) September 25, 2017
Stonewall that. Madley is dreadful
— CW 👑 (@SheikhMancsour) September 25, 2017
How is that not a penalty?
Madley is six yards away from it!
— Tony Scott (@Tony_Scott11) September 25, 2017
Bobby Madley shouldn’t even be refereeing Championship games never mind Premier League games, absolutely shocking referee.
— Adam (@SimplyMitro) September 25, 2017
Bobby Madley is arguably the worst referee in the Premier League. And, believe me, that takes some doing! #arswba
— Ben Stanfield (@BenStanners) September 25, 2017
Bobby Madley has a perfect opportunity there to award a penalty for a player not going down easily. Absolutely ridiculous refereeing.
— Michael De Asha (@MichaelDeAsha) September 25, 2017
— Neil Woodward (@njwoodward) September 25, 2017