Gentle Premier League referee Designate Clattenburg has criticised the officiating in Tottenham’s design with Liverpool on Sunday, announcing Andy Robertson is “fortunate to be walking”.
The left-assist modified into on the reside of a sturdy studs-up tackle from Harry Kane.
Referee Paul Tierney only gave a yellow card and Robertson modified into later proven a straight purple for a scandalous on Emerson Royal that modified into reviewed by VAR.
“I mediate Kane’s tackle’s worse than Robertson’s,” acknowledged Clattenburg.
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BBC Sport were informed one among the mitigating components leisurely the choice no longer to push aside Kane for his first-half of self-discipline modified into the reality Robertson lifted his standing leg out of the arrangement of the Spurs captain’s tackle.
“To listen to that Robertson has to hang his leg planted alarms me, due to if he does that he’s no longer walking this Christmas,” Clattenburg informed the Monday Night Club on BBC Radio 5 Dwell.
“Within the occasion you create no longer assume that is a clear and evident error about Kane, you are no longer doing your job appropriately.
“I mediate we, as referees, are usually guilty of incandescent the laws of the game but we create no longer label the game.
“VAR can no longer ranking this negative. Referees can, due to they’ve a break up 2nd. VAR hang the total angles, he’s obtained the total uninteresting-movement, he can ogle the level of contact.
“If they’re announcing that his (Robertson’s) leg has to be planted, which is a new one to me, if the leg modified into excessive, the studs were exhibiting, it is reckless, he’s lunged. For me, he’s endangered the protection of the opponent.
“Robbo is fortunate this present day that he’s aloof walking. We have to always aloof label footballers extra due to he’s no longer going to move his leg there, why have to aloof he? He’s no longer going to resolve on his leg broken and his profession set in doubt.”
Clattenburg, who spent 13 years as a Premier League referee from 2004 to 2017, is now Head of Officiating in Greece.
“In Greece, we commence the audio of VAR choices,” he acknowledged.
“Individuals prefer it. They’d per chance even no longer always trust it, but they prefer it. I mediate that must happen.
“We have to always aloof be ready to listen to to the audio. We would also no longer trust it, but no longer lower than then we would label.”
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp modified into booked for his reaction to the choice no longer to ship Kane off and confronted the officials at fleshy-time, telling Tierney: “I hang no self-discipline with any varied referees, only you.”
Klopp informed BBC Sport after the game: “I mediate we all agree it is miles a clear purple card, I good have to interrogate two of us, Mr Tierney and whoever modified into the VAR. You would per chance presumably presumably also give Robertson a purple card, he knows that himself, but Harry mustn’t hang been on the pitch in the 2nd half of.
“If Mr Tierney does no longer ogle it, I ranking that. However the VAR modified into obviously unsleeping due to he informed him to survey again at Robertson.”
Kane acknowledged he conception he made “a succesful, sturdy tackle”, but added: “A pair of the fellows acknowledged while you happen to uninteresting it down it appears a small worse than it is.
“That’s what VAR’s there for, it is what the refs are there for. Within the occasion you are playing in a sport this colossal, against this crew, there are going to be sturdy tackles.”
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