Marcos Rojo UNPUNISHED For Stamp On Eden Hazard
Posted by John Smith | Published on March 14, 2017
Despite an alleged stamp on Eden Hazard following Chelsea’s 1-0 triumph over Manchester United last night, defender Marcos Rojo will face NO disciplinary action from the Football Association. However, the Red Devils were charged by the FA for failing to control their players following the red card to Ander Herrera for his second bookable offence.
The Argentinian defender was seen planting his studs on the side of Hazard after he fell down following a tackle. The referee for the game, Michael Oliver, noted that he saw the incident take place but did not regard it as violent conduct and voted against showing Rojo a red card for the offence.
However, the incident resembles a similar situation involving AFC Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings and Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic where the former was seen stamping on the latter’s head in a Premier League fixture earlier in the month.
However, Mings was punished by the FA and received a five-match ban for violent conduct. After news broke out regarding Rojo being unpunished, the Bournemouth defender was quick to access Twitter to tweet his thoughts on the subject:
— Tyrone Mings (@OfficialTM_3) March 14, 2017