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‘Absolute Joke’ ‘The Rule Is Ludicrous’ – Arsenal Fans On Social Media Can’t Believe The FA’s Decision Not To Punish United Midfielder

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini will not be punished for his hair pull on Matteo Guendouzi, according to reports in the English media.

The FA cannot take retrospective action for an incident seen by the officials. Referee Andre Marriner only gave a free kick to the Gunners for the foul rather than red carding Fellaini.

Arsenal supporters are not happy that the Belgian international has gotten away with it:

The irony, of course, is that Fellaini was a victim of a similar incident during the 2015/16 season. The midfielder had his hair pulled by Robert Huth but as the officials didn’t give a foul at the time, the German was given a three-match ban by the FA.

The inconsistency is borne out from the fact that the FA don’t want to set a precedent by correcting a decision made by the referee on the night as it would be perceived as undermining officials.

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