Manchester United winger Luis Nani been sent off last week for an unintentional challenge against Arbeloa during the Champions League round of 16 clash at Old Trafford. According to referee Cuneyt Cakir, it was a dangerous and high foot challenge hence the Turkish ref gave Nani a straight red without hesitation.
This week the same incident happened infact it was far more dangerous as Javi Martinez of Bayern Munich made a terrible high foot tackle on Arsenal’s Tomas Rosicky but the Spanish midfielder only received a yellow card for his reckless challenge. Now where’s the consistency among the referees ?
How come one referee gave a straight red for an unintentional challenge(Nani didn’t aware of Arbeloa) and in the other hand a dangerous reckless challenge(Martinez was aware of Rosicky) been cautioned with a yellow card by another referee ?