New footage sheds light on melee which saw Casemiro sent off for Man United against Crystal Palace
New footage sheds light on the full fight in which Casemiro was sent to Manchester United against Crystal Palace…with the midfielder grabbing Will Hughes by the throat after shoving Jeffrey Schlupp and sparking a scuffle between the two teams
- New camera angle sheds light on melee between Manchester United and Crystal Palace
- Casemiro grabbed Palace midfielder Will Hughes by the throat during the incident
- After a VAR check, referee Andre Marriner showed the Brazilian straight red
A new camera angle has shed more light on the fight between the players of Manchester United and Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Despite Erik ten Hag’s team seemingly riding to three points thanks to a two-goal lead as the game was over midway through the second half, chaos would ensue after a convergence at the side of the pitch.
Palace’s Jeffrey Schlupp was booked for a rash challenge from Antony, which led to a confrontation between the two sides.
New footage, captured by a supporter in the stands at Old Trafford and shared on Twitter, shows Casemiro approaching and shoving the Ghana international, involving players from both teams in the fight.
The former Real Madrid star can then be seen grabbing Will Hughes by the throat as teammates from both players collide around them.
New images have shed more light on the fight between the players of Manchester United and Crystal Palace on Saturday
After consulting with VAR referee Andre Marriner sent Casemiro off, with the Brazilian now facing a three match suspension.
After the match, Ten Hag wondered 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 different players crossed the line, and then one player is picked and sent off. That’s not right for me.
“If Casemiro is sent off for this incident, many more players should have been sent off. You have to be consistent.’
When asked if Ayew should have been one of them, Ten Hag replied: ‘Certainly. He did even worse than Casemiro. Casemiro, you freeze the shot and he crossed the line. Of course. You have to be consistent with the VAR.
Manchester United midfielder Casemiro was sent off for grabbing Will Hughes by the neck
Following a VAR check, the Brazilian was shown a red card, his first since joining the club from Real Madrid this summer