Marouane Fellaini

Marouane Fellaini gets away after pulling Matteo Guendouzi’s hair

The FA have ruled that Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini will not be punished for pulling Matteo Guendouzi’s hair.

The incident happened late in the match against Arsenal on Wednesday night.

Fellaini clearly yanked Guendouzi’s hair as the Man United midfielder failed to win possession.

While referee Andre Marriner blew up for a free-kick against Fellaini, no card was shown to the Man United man.

The BBC have now confirmed that Fellaini will face no further action for pulling Matteo Guendouzi’s hair.

Apparently the referee made his decision in the game.

Where is the consistency? Arsenal & Man United precedents

The way the Fellaini decision was revealed, it appeared to centred on the fact that the referee did make his call by blowing for a free-kick.

But that was so obviously the wrong decision. And the FA have previously slapped out three-match bans for hair pulling.

Fellaini has himself been the victim of a hair pull from Robert Huth. The Leicester defender was hit was a three game ban.

While further back, in 1996, Arsenal striker Ian Wright once pulled the dreadlocks of Sheffield Wednesday winger Regi Blinker.

Wright also served a three game ban for his bad behaviour.

So why hasn’t the same punishment been meted out for what Fellaini did to Guendouzi?

Also see: Everyone spotted Marcos Rojo’s cynical foul on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Alexandre Lacazette vs David De Gea: Why Arsenal’s ‘goal’ vs Man United didn’t stand.



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Benjamin Newman