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Video: Liverpool Fans Fume as Matt Ritchie Gets Away With ‘Same Challenge as Mane’

Video: Liverpool Fans Fume as Matt Ritchie Gets Away With ‘Same Challenge as Mane’

Liverpool fans are raging this afternoon after Newcastle United midfielder Matt Ritchie managed to avoid a red card despite appearing to raise his boot in the same manner as Sadio Mane yesterday.

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.

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:

It’s definitely a rough and reckless tackle – but was it exactly the same as Mane’s? Was the connection strong enough?

Let us know in the comments section below…

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