Chris Sutton criticized Raul Jimenez on BBC Radio 5 and direct (19/10/20) for sending off Robin Koch in Wolves’ 1-0 win at Leeds last night.
The former Premier League striker said it was ‘really weird’ that Jimenez hadn’t been sent off and asked if you needed to punch to get your marching orders.
Jimenez suffered a foul by Koch in the closing minutes of the game, and as the Mexican fell to the ground it was quite obvious that he had taken a small kick towards the Leeds defender as he he was going down.
While VAR did not intervene and fired the Wolves man, Sutton was pretty clear that Jimenez, who scored the game’s only goal, should have been out.
“I’m telling you what, it’ll be interesting because what we know is you can’t go wild like that,” Sutton told BBC Radio 5 Live.
“I wish I had another look at this. You can now imagine the panic in Stockley Park. I think Jimenez should go. I really do.
“Yes, this is violent conduct. He got kicked there. He kicked out there! Is it important that you don’t catch it? If you punched someone, would you be kicked out? It’s really strange.
David Coote was the man in the middle, and it’s fair to say he’s already made headlines this week following his decisions in the controversial Merseyside derby on Saturday.
In truth, sacking Jimenez might not have made a difference given how much time was left on the clock, but it is still worrying that those making the decisions might not be able to see such incidents.
Regardless, it clearly did not please the Leeds loyalists as they suffered their second loss of the campaign and they will now face Aston Villa on Friday night.
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