Liverpool Fans Vent Their Fury After Phil Neville Tweets About Mane's Red Card Against Man City
Liverpool's flying winger Sadio Mane has been one of the stand out performers of the Premier League season thus far; indeed, he rightfully picked up the Player of the Month award, and was looking to carry his early season form into the Reds' lunch time clash with Man City on Saturday...
...But things soon went downhill for the Senegalese star after his outstretched - and admittedly high - leg inadvertently collided with Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson as both were competing for the ball. Mane was subsequently show a red card by referee Jon Moss.
As per GMS, the sending off has sparked a huge debate, with Gary Neville, on co-commentary duty for Sky Sports at the time even claiming: "I'm sorry Jon Moss, you've just ruined a spectacle there."
Then, on Twitter, Neville's younger brother Phil shared his own opinion on the incident:
Red card for me - good decision Jon Moss— Philip Neville (@fizzer18) September 9, 2017
The tweet was coupled with a freeze frame of the clash between the two players, which, taken in isolation, does appear to warrant the sending off; however, in real time, and in context, it is understandable why some would argue it could have been a yellow.
Either way, Neville's tweet, perhaps unsurprisingly, sparked a fierce reaction from angry Liverpool fans:
Really Phil - other brother talking sense - he went for the ball?— Seanb (@seanb133) September 9, 2017
Oh shock, the retarded Utd reject disagrees with his far more successful brother.— Paul Drury (@Drury83) September 9, 2017
How? Balls there to be won? Yellow for definite.— Daniel. (@dannyj14) September 9, 2017
Football opinion nearly as bad as your football talent, NEARLY.— Adam Foran. (@AdamForan_FOF) September 9, 2017
Good job your brother is good at his job then again to be fair his always been better tho— Gary JFT96 Davis (@gary212) September 9, 2017
Regardless of people's opinions, the cold hard facts are Sane will now miss Liverpool's next Premier League clash and all of a sudden, holding onto Coutinho seems more valuable than ever.