Sead Kolasinac vs Ezequiel Schelotto
Football fans everywhere were scratching their heads on Sunday during the Brighton vs Arsenal game.
Everyone, save for the match officials, believed that Arsenal should have been reduced to 10-men.
The man at the centre of the action was Arsenal’s Sead Kolasinac.
Kolasinac was already on a yellow card before he took out Brighton’s Ezequiel Schelotto with what seemed an obvious shoulder barge.
Such was the force of Kolasinac’s collision, Schelotto took several minutes to get back on his feet.
Eventually a dazed Schelotto walked off the pitch.
Why Kolasinac wasn’t set off for Arsenal vs Brighton
After it became clear that Schelotto would be OK, all eyes turned to how ref Stuart Attwell would deal with Kolasinac.
To be clear, Attwell had a perfect view of the incident with Schelotto.
The referee’s assistant also had a perfect view of the foul.
So they produced a second yellow, right? No, they did absolutely nothing!
How was that even possible?
Fans turned to social media to try to explain how such a screw-up happened.
Wait a second, how did Kolasinac get away with that? Not even booked. pic.twitter.com/qOFBaYS7mj
— BiHfootball (@BiHFootball) March 4, 2018
If this happened at NFL Combine, Kolasinac would immediately be inked in as first round draft pick. Imagine this pace and power on the Pass Rush pic.twitter.com/uPjrUqFBMk
— Men in Blazers (@MenInBlazers) March 4, 2018
If Brighton win, it’ll be no thanks to the officials. How was that a) not a foul and b) not at least a 2nd yellow? In other news, Kolasinac’s try-out for the Jets is set for next week. #AFC
— Arlo White (@arlowhite) March 4, 2018
Kolasinac tried to win a header by putting his shoulder through Schelotto's face. Seen second yellows given for a lot less. Not even a foul!
— James Tyler (@JamesTylerESPN) March 4, 2018
Live replay of Kolasinac’s challenge on Ezequiel Schelotto. pic.twitter.com/LSLpybK8eQ
— FTS Football (@FromTStands) March 4, 2018
Kolasinac not given a second yellow for what easily could've been a straight red, never want to hear Arsenal fans talk about a bias against their club ever again
— Gareth (@Iucamotion) March 4, 2018
Three certainties in life. Death, taxes and if you run into Kolasinac, you’re fucked.
— Paddy (@VieiraPaddy) March 4, 2018
Beast from the East #Kolasinac
— GoonerGordo2 (@GoonerGordo2) March 4, 2018
Kolasinac victim of being the size of a coke machine.
— Connor (@ConnorHumm_) March 4, 2018