After Sadio Mane was cruelly sent off for kicking another player in the face and fracturing his jaw, reactions were mixed.
Many observers were of the opinion that since the Liverpool attacker was ‘going for the ball’, or ‘not intending to do any damage’, a red card was unmerited. Clearly, there’s a strong feeling out there that booting someone in the head with your studs is A-OK.
Not so Jamie Carragher, who came out strongly on Sky Sports in defence of referee Jon Moss.
Sadly, the reaction to Carra’s perfectly reasonable stance was not universally positive, particularly among the more ‘loyal’ Liverpool supporters on Twitter…
Sorry @Carra23 your talking Shite on the red card. Same offence in the middle of the park would be deemed a 50/50.
— Anto..B…LFC (@Antoblfc) September 9, 2017
@Carra23 shut the fuck up Carra.
— Paulie T (@deckyegg) September 9, 2017
@Carra23 talking like a blueshite. Never a red
— G3zz4 © ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@GezzaLFC) September 9, 2017
Shut up @Carra23
— Chris Phillips (@chrispdesign) September 9, 2017
Actually shocked by @Carra23 stance on the red!
— Remco Buckley (@remcobuckley) September 9, 2017
@Carra23 fuck off carra if its a tackle in midfield its not a red just because its a keeper
— dean styles (@dean_styles) September 9, 2017
@Carra23 your talking shit mate
— Paul Smith (@PaulSmi09934847) September 9, 2017
— Tony Evans (@scousekop7) September 9, 2017
.@Carra23 are you on crack, that's never a red
— Dave (@Creampirate) September 9, 2017
Absolute nonsense @Carra23 fact u think that's a red card is embarrassing Jamie!!
— Marc Convery (@KloppiteConvery) September 9, 2017
Nonsense @Carra23 never red!!
— Terry JP (@terry_mccabe) September 9, 2017
@Carra23 embarrassing that total embarrassment
— joe_kopite_77 (@joeswinnerton) September 9, 2017
Fuck off @Carra23
— ⁹ (@FirminoFIair) September 9, 2017
@Carra23 can you tell me how is that a red card Mane eyes were on the ball, Edison is out of his box, jumps down to header the ball. What?
— Mikhesi Baynes (@mnbaynes) September 9, 2017
— Shubhra Sasmit (@spicysid20) September 9, 2017
— The Chris (@The1McCarthy) September 9, 2017
Really @Carra23?! Mane endagering Ederson?! He knowingly endangered himself!! He knew he couldn't use his hands so he lowered his head.
— Nick Evans (@Nick_915) September 9, 2017