Arsenal Fans Accuse Referee Why Kane Did Not Sent Off On Brutal Challenge On Gabriel

Arsenal Fans Accuse Referee Why Kane Did Not Sent Off On Brutal Challenge On Gabriel

Harry Kane, 27, made a very strong challenge on Gabriel during Tottenham’s 2-1 loss in the North London derby game at Emirates on Sunday.

As the Arsenal defender cleared the ball from danger, Kane made a late challenge.

The England captain was nowhere near the ball as he clattered into the 23-year-old.

Gabriel did not appear to pick up an injury and completed the 90 minutes.

Referee Michael Oliver did not punish Kane for the challenge and VAR did not call it back to check it.

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Arsenal fans were frustrated with the lack of punishment, with one calling Oliver’s decision a ‘disgrace’ on Twitter.

Another tweeted: “Harry Kane is such a dirty player and has always been.”

It’s not the first time the Tottenham striker has risked injuring Gabriel.

In the reverse fixture in December, Kane backed into the Brazilian while he was heading the ball – a cynical move that could cause a serious neck or head injury.

@Arsenalog “Harry Kane is a top player in terms of ability but can’t say the same about his sportsmanship. You rarely find players this good and yet so dirty in their conduct on field. He maybe the England captain but shouldn’t be an idol for the youngsters.”

@wemboy_ “Kane is so protected, what he did to Gabriel was far worse than Lamela and he receives no punishment at all. He gets away with so much dirty play it’s a joke”

 

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