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Manchester United fans can’t believe Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia went unpunished for what they thought was the same tackle which resulted in Casemiro’s red card.
However, the Red Devils were reduced to 10 men after Brazilian star Casemiro was sent off for a rash challenge on Carlos Alcaraz.
At the time, many felt the decision was harsh as Casemiro intended to play the ball and only went slightly over the top.
During Wednesday night’s Premier League clash between Southampton and Brentford, Saints midfielder Lavia went in for a challenge with Christian Norgaard. After seeing the challenge, United fans took to social media to question the consistency of the officiating in the top flight.
One said: “Lavia did the EXACT same challenge as Casemiro did at the weekend, tonight. No red card.”
Another tweeted: “Lavia just made the exact same tackle as Casemiro (even worse) but no red card. Where’s the consistency @premierleague?”
A third fan added: “This tackle from Lavia is worse than that of Casemiro. Where’s the consistency @premierleague?”
Someone else wrote: “So I see Romeo Lavia made the same tackle as Casemiro did at the weekend (but worse) and didn’t even get a booking then.”
Whilst a fifth commented: “Someone tell me the difference between Casemiro and Lavia tackle?”
On Casemiro’s red card, United boss Erik ten Hag said: “Casemiro played over 500 games in Europe and never once got a red card.
“Now he has two in the Premier League. His absence is not the issue. We will deal with that. This game was influenced by the referee.”
Whilst goalkeeper David de Gea added: “I think Casemiro was unlucky. He tried to touch the ball and his foot came up high. I think the referees need to show more consistency.
“Sometimes they show a red card and sometimes they don’t… It’s going to be tough [without him], he’s a big player. We will miss him for four games but we have a big squad. We have players coming from the bench who do well. We will keep working hard.”