Kevin De Bruyne might consider himself a bit fortunate after avoiding a red card during Manchester City‘s 2-0 defeat to PSG.
De Bruyne overstretched trying to challenge for the ball and fouled Idrissa Gueye, who had given PSG an early lead at the Parc des Princes.
The Belgium international did initially get a toe to the ball but his follow through was incredibly dangerous and left Gueye in agony. Despite a lengthy stoppage and a VAR check, he only received a yellow card and was able to stay on the pitch.
A fortnight ago, Manchester United’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka was shown a straight red card for a similar challenge on Young Boys’ Christopher Martins. United fans on Twitter reacted in the manner you might expect.
— M|Miotto (@Maxmiotto_) September 28, 2021
Aaron Wan-Bissaka was sent off for the exact same challenge that Kevin de Bruyne just done on Gueye. The referee has only given KdB a yellow card, what an absolute joke. pic.twitter.com/X784hupj2f
— Devils of United ? (@DevilsOfUnited) September 28, 2021
Wan-Bissaka sent off, De Bruyne only receives a yellow card. Terrible double standards. pic.twitter.com/ofXFQ6sZkX
— UnitedReds (@UnitedRedscom) September 28, 2021
Aaron Wan-Bissaka gets a red card.
Kevin De Bruyne gets a yellow card.
ZERO CONSISTENCY!? pic.twitter.com/TpCYjnhGRx
— WHF!?? (@UtdWesleyy) September 28, 2021
Ngl that De Bruyne’s challenge was worse than the Wan Bissaka challenge that got him sent off. Guess it’s double standards?
— Trey (@UTDTrey) September 28, 2021
Wan Bissaka got sent off for something just like the De Bruyne tackle.
— Joe Phillips 20x (@phillipsjoe27) September 28, 2021
There’s the context of De Bruyne getting a toe to the ball but it’s irrelevant when he catches Gueye that high. A bad challenge that should’ve been a red card, particularly given Wan-Bissaka’s dismissal two weeks ago.
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) September 28, 2021
Worse challenge than Wan-Bissaka’s for sure. De Bruyne fortunate.
— Laurie Whitwell (@lauriewhitwell) September 28, 2021
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