In case you’re not fully up-to-speed, Mane was given a straight red card against Manchester City on Saturday afternoon, after his high challenge on Ederson left the keeper needing to be replaced with facial injuries.
MANE WHAT A TACKLEpic.twitter.com/hu75x4VzpK
— " (@Lethal_Lukaku) September 9, 2017
As we told you yesterday, debate raged amongst football fans all over the country as to whether or not Mane should’ve received his marching orders, and the argument will only intensify after today’s Premier League clash between Swansea and Newcastle.
With the match poised at 0-0, Ritchie launched into a tackle with Alfie Mawson – in scenes similar to Mane’s – but was only shown a yellow, much to the disgust of Liverpool supporters:
— Sky Sports PL ? (@SkySportsPL) September 10, 2017
Typical. Exactly the same as Mane's ? https://t.co/hpb142igTR
— Anfield Leak (@AnfieldLeak) September 10, 2017
So this just happened. WTF is the difference between that and Mane.
Fucking joke. Fuck John Moss. pic.twitter.com/eEme4jsEhy
— LFC – A reds fan ? (@justanLFCfan) September 10, 2017
I think Ritchie incident has confirmed that Mane got sent off due to Player being hurt rather than offence. Absolute shambles
— Anfield Pulse (@AnfieldPulse) September 10, 2017
Sadio Mane challenge very similar yesterday. No red card today though. Not too much to ask for some consistency and a level playing field? pic.twitter.com/i6g5taqESk
— Added Liverpool (@LiverpoolAdded) September 10, 2017
Exactly, if mane's is red,this fella should walk. Shouldn't matter what happens after the action https://t.co/b73YoXWPQ9
— georgio11 ???? (@georgio11) September 10, 2017
funny how all the journo's are quiet about the Richie challenge but were giving it large yesterday about Mane what do you say @StanCollymore
— john braithwaite (@Johnb2005) September 10, 2017
How is this different to the Mane red card? So poor and inconsistent the referees. https://t.co/dO0W8z0sK3
— Dabsy (@Dabzee) September 10, 2017
— jason quigley (@jasonquig87) September 10, 2017
— Paul (@p_chapman4) September 10, 2017
After seeing that challenge from Matt Ritchie maybe @LFC will consider an appeal against the red for Sadio Mané yesterday!
— TrumanBurbank (@TrumanBurbank10) September 10, 2017
Why was this not a red? Same thing as Mane surely?
— No Fucks Given Inc. (@hendocfc) September 10, 2017
It’s definitely a rough and reckless tackle – but was it exactly the same as Mane’s? Was the connection strong enough?