Ban for Aguero?
Twitter was united in its condemnation of Sergio Aguero after Manchester City’s 1-1 draw with Everton. The Argentine striker was on the receiving end of the foul that led to Morgan Schneiderlin getting his second yellow card.
But here’s the thing: It wasn’t a foul at all. Replays showed that it was a dive. Schneiderlin got the ball with a well-timed interception but Aguero, anticipating his opponent, fooled the referee. More on him later.
The Premier League have introduced retrospective bans for divers this season. Fans want to see Aguero hit with these new disciplinary measures. The striker has a reputation for going down easily and this offence was galling.
Bobby Madley’s game
Another verdict everyone reached at the same time was that Madley had an awful game. The referee probably had Kyle Walker in mind when dismissing Schneiderlin. The full-back was sent off in the first half for two weak yellows.
Not like Aguero to cheat to get someone sent off
— Scott Patterson (@R_o_M) August 21, 2017
World diving champions Aguero & Otamendi! Pep celebrating a draw at home. Has he turned into Klopp?
— Lethal R Lukaku 9 (@LethalRLukaku9) August 21, 2017
Aguero whenever anyone so much as breaths on him pic.twitter.com/56sTVJUPo1
— Scotty T. (@ScottTridge) August 21, 2017
Will Aguero receive a two game ban now for diving @premierleague?
— United Report (@ManUtdReport_) August 21, 2017
That is top class bastardry from Aguero. Knew exactly what he was doing. Even the wee grin as he waved Schneiderlin goodbye after.
— JOE.co.uk (@JOE_co_uk) August 21, 2017
Morgan Schneiderlin wins the ball cleanly. Aguero throws himself to the ground as if he was shot. Disgusting.
— Dale O’Donnell (@ODonnellDale) August 21, 2017
That’s another remarkable dive by Aguero. Schneiderlin got all of the ball. Bobby Madley, go home.
— Royal Blue Mersey (@RBMersey) August 21, 2017