Referee “Bottled” David Luiz Red Card

Referee “Bottled” David Luiz Red Card


Former Liverpool manager Graeme Souness believes that referee Martin Atkinson “bottled” the decision to send off Chelsea defender David Luiz for a challenge on Maroune Fellaini.

The ball bounced up in the air and the Brazilian defender raised his foot which caught Fellaini in the knee. David Luiz received a yellow card for the challenge, but Souness feels that the Chelsea man should have been given a red card.

“That’s not a difficult decision to make,” Souness said while working as a pundit for ‘Sky Sports’. “The referee has a full view of it. Does he not see six studs showing? He’s seen something so he gives him a yellow card.

“By the shape of David Luiz going for the ball that is extremely high. It’s a red card.

“Martin Atkinson has completely bottled it”.

Jose Mourinho refused to comment on the incident after the match.