New footage sheds light on melee which saw Casemiro sent off for Man United against Crystal Palace
New footage sheds light on the full melee which saw Casemiro sent off for Manchester United against Crystal Palace… with the midfielder grabbing Will Hughes by the throat after shoving Jeffrey Schlupp and sparking a fracas between both teams
- New camera angle sheds light on melee between Man United and Crystal Palace
- Casemiro grabbed Palace midfielder Will Hughes by the throat during incident
- After a VAR check referee Andre Marriner showed Brazilian a straight red card
A new camera angle has shed more light on the melee between Manchester United and Crystal Palace players on Saturday.
However, despite Erik ten Hag’s team seemingly cruising to three points thanks to a two-goal lead as the game passed the midway point of the second-half, chaos would emerge following a coming together on the side of the pitch.
Palace’s Jeffrey Schlupp was booked for a rash challenge on Antony, provoking a confrontation between the two sides.
New footage taken by a supporter in the Old Trafford stands and shared on Twitter shows Casemiro approaching the Ghana international and shoving him, leading to players from both teams getting involved in the fracas.
The former Real Madrid star can then be seen grabbing Will Hughes by the throat as teammates of both players clash around them.
New footage has shed more light on the melee between Manchester United and Crystal Palace players on Saturday
After consulting VAR referee Andre Marriner sent Casemiro off, with the Brazilian now facing a three-match ban.
Following the game Ten Hag questioned why only the Brazilian had been reprimanded for his role in the incident.
‘I see two teams fighting each other,’ said the United manager. ‘I see two teams where several players crossed the line, and then one player is picked out and gets sent off. For me, that’s not right.
‘When Casemiro is sent off for this incident, many more players should have been sent off. You have to be consistent.’
Asked if Ayew should have been one of them, Ten Hag replied: ‘Definitely. He did even worse than Casemiro. Casemiro, you freeze the shot and he crossed the line. Ayew definitely. You have to be consistent with VAR.
Manchester United midfielder Casemiro was sent off for grabbing Will Hughes by the neck
After a VAR check the Brazilian was shown a red card, his first since joining the club from Real Madrid in the summer
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