Sergio Aguero won’t face any punishment from the FA for his contact with assistant referee Sian Massey-Ellis in Manchester Metropolis’s win over Arsenal on Saturday night.
The Argentine striker put his hand on Massey-Ellis’s shoulder throughout his aspect’s 1-Zero victory over Gunners on the Etihad.
Aguero’s actions, which many deemed to be patronising and condescending, clearly irked the Massey-Ellis, who instantly shrugged him off.
Premier League guidelines prohibit gamers from making any bodily contact with officers, with yellow or crimson playing cards to be issued to those that fall afoul of the legal guidelines.
Aguero, nonetheless, will obtain no retrospective punishment for his actions because the Soccer Affiliation and the Skilled Video games Match Officers Board have deemed his contact to not be aggressive.
The Metropolis ahead’s actions have been criticised by many, together with former Newcastle striker Alan Shearer, who stated: “He should not put his hand on the assistant referee. It simply wasn’t a superb look.”
Shearer’s sentiment was echoed by his fellow Match of the Day pundit Ian Wright, who stated: “It was unnecessarily patronising. It felt actually awkward to me.”
Regardless of the furore brought on by Aguero’s actions, Metropolis supervisor Pep Guardiola refused to be drawn on the matter.
“Come on, guys. Sergio is the nicest particular person I ever met in my life,” the Spaniard stated when Aguero’s actions have been put to him. “Search for issues in different conditions, not on this one.”
Metropolis picked up their first house league win of the season because of a first-half strike from England worldwide Raheem Sterling.
“It was tough however we’ve received 1-Zero and Ederson once more was extremely energetic like he was in opposition to Leeds,” Guardiola stated of his staff’s first league triumph on the Etihad this marketing campaign.
“We’re nonetheless slightly bit away from our greatest efficiency that we’re wishing however for a lot of causes it isn’t attainable.
“The victory helped us so much, we defended rather well deep and upfront and it is a good three factors in opposition to a powerful opponent.”
Manchester Metropolis will likely be again in motion on Wednesday evening, welcoming Portuguese champions Porto to the Etihad for his or her opening Champions League group match.