Hector Bellerin sends cryptic message to referee Craig Pawson on social media as Arsenal stars fume over David Luiz dismissal following Wolves defeat February 3, 2021 – Posted in: Soccer
It’s safe to say Arsenal’s players are far from happy with the sending off of David Luiz following the 2-1 defeat at Wolves on Tuesday evening.
The Brazilian was dismissed on the stroke of half-time for a foul on Willian Jose, but many Gunners fans – as well as Mikel Arteta – are furious with the decision, insisting there was not enough contact to award a penalty, let alone give a red card.
It was a decisive moment in the game which saw Joao Moutinho’s stunning goal clinch a battling victory for the Wanderers at Molineux.
The visitors had total control after Nicolas Pepe’s opener, with Bukayo Saka shooting against a post and seeing a goal ruled out by VAR.
And Bellerin couldn’t resist letting his thoughts be known with a cryptic post on social media following the defeat.
The Arsenal right-back shared a picture himself with Wolves captain Conor Coady fist-pumping referee Craig Pawson in the forefront of the image.
Arteta was also furious with the decision to send Luiz off following the defeat.
He told talkSPORT: “I am extremely proud of how the team played because I think they were extraordinary
“In the first half, we should have been three or four-nil up and we end up 1-1 with a man down.
“We talk about the decision. I’ve been looking at it in different angles and ten different times and I cannot tell you with which part David touches the opponent.
“I cannot see any contact and it means that the VAR has different angles that they’ve seen something but I’m standing here now and I will really like to see where the contact is.”