In the English Premier League (EPL), an assistant referee hit the opponent with his elbow while arguing with a player.

Liverpool and Arsenal drew 2-2 in the 30th round of the EPL in the 2022-23 season held at Anfield in Liverpool on the 10th (Korean time).

The incident in question occurred after the first half. Liverpool defender Andy Robertson got angry at the end of the first half and approached assistant referee Konstantin Hachidakis, after which the two argued.토토사이트

But at this point, assistant referee Hatidakis lifted his elbow and hit Robertson on the chin. After watching Robertson hit, the Liverpool players approached referee Paul Tierney and protested strongly.

Once the game is over, controversy is growing over the unprecedented situation in which the referee struck a player.

BBC commentator Chris Sutton said, “I’ve never seen anything like this before. I really don’t know what Hachidakis was thinking. He should be suspended.”

On the other hand, Sky Sports commentator Roy Keane defended the referee, saying that Robertson overacted. Keane sarcastically called Robertson a “big baby” and then criticized him saying, “He should be more concerned about the defense. Robertson brought it on himself first.”

The Professional Refereeing Organization (PGMOL), the body in charge of refereeing in English football, has launched an official investigation into Robertson’s claim that he was hit with an elbow by assistant referee Hatidakis during the match against Arsenal.

PGMOL said, “We are aware of the incident that occurred between assistant referee Hatidakis and Robertson during the match at Anfield. We will thoroughly review the incident.”

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