How did the referee Craig Pawson miss this challenge from David Luiz on N’Golo Kante?
Referees are often accused or reprimanded for missing calls. They usually have a difficult angle or an obstruction that infringes on a key decision.
Unfortunately for Craig Pawson, he had neither excuse
He quite simply failed to make a call.
It was a London derby, and with almost any derby game in football, they can be heated affairs.
It just so happened that the incident in question involved David Luiz. The one time Chelsea captain made the treacherous switch to Arsenal only this summer.
The wounds of his betrayal are fresh in the Chelsea faithful’s mind.
However, the wound he gave former teammate, French international N’Golo Kante was even fresher than that.
The footage clearly shows the referee not only able to see the kung-fu style kick but watching it.
What makes matters worse, is the referee did nothing, no yellow card, no red card, absolutely nothing.
According to The Metro, Gary Neville branded both the player and referee’s actions “ridiculous.”