Watch ‘mad man’ Aurier’s horror stamp on Bayern’s Alaba that somehow avoids red card

first_imgTOTTENHAM fell apart against Bayern Munich and it somehow could have been even worse – if Serge Aurier had been sent off for hacking David Alaba.The right-back, 26, went in with both feet off the ground having badly misjudged Alaba’s slide tackle clearance.So what’s the point of VAR when Aurier is doing tackles like this @baz1701_baz— RonDon (@Triggz187) October 1, 2019 3 Aurier escaped a booking for the lungeCredit: ReutersThe incident occurred only in the eighth minute of the match and, even with Aurier remaining on the pitch, Spurs went on to lose 7-2.There will no doubt be some fans arguing the scoreline would have been improved had the Ivorian been given his marching orders, such was his starring role in a number of Munich’s goals.But the moment also raises serious questions of VAR and how officials reviewing the incident decided not to advise a red card.Alaba only made it to half-time at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and was down for several moments following the lunge, providing ample time for a video replay.And referee Clement Turpin didn’t even book Aurier, seemingly accepting it had no malicious intent despite being very dangerous.VAR has been less inclined to upgrade dodgy challenges to dismissals since its introduction, although AC Milan defender Matteo Musacchio had his foul on a Fiorentina player upgraded from yellow to red on the weekend.🤦‍♂ It goes from bad to worse for Milan🔴 Musacchio goes in on Ribery with his studs up and after consulting with VAR, Piero Giacomelli upgrades his initial yellow card to a red!— Premier Sports 📺 (@PremierSportsTV) September 29, 2019 Latest Football NewsSILVA’S GOLDEN GIRLModel Ines Tomaz has been helping Bernardo Silva through quarantineGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleNeedless to say, Spurs fans were furious with Aurier’s showing on Tuesday.One Twitter user wrote: “Aurier genuinely looked like he wanted to be off the pitch, stomping into Alaba’s chest.”Tom added: “Aurier played that 2nd half as if he’d actually been sent off for that Alaba challenge.”Marcus, meanwhile, attempted to explain the tackle: “Aurier hurdles a challenge and Alaba slides under where he’s gonna land so it’s just an accident.”But Gabriel tweeted: “Alaba went in sliding early and Aurier jumped early at the same time like players do when they want to jump OVER the person sliding. But it was so mistimed that he stamped on him with both legs. Easily a red.”ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big one3 Some believe the moment was an accidentCredit: Reuters3 The defender protested his innocence after the tackleCredit: PA:Press AssociationSerge Gnabry loses the match ball after team-mates trip him up and kick the ball into the Bayern fanslast_img


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