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Paul Robinson has insisted that Sheffield United defender George Baldock should have been sent off for his ‘horrific’ challenge on Tyler Roberts on Saturday.
The Welsh international came off best, despite the Blades right-back going in double footed at Elland Road and being replaced with a concussion.
VAR didn’t check the collision afterwards, and Robinson believes that the whole protocol following the incident was a joke.
Speaking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said, “Regardless of whether he slips, it’s a red card.
“The way that he’s gone in, it’s out of control, he’s hugely endangered an opponent, two-footed like that.
“VAR is there to get rid of clear and obvious errors, but the tackle itself was horrific. The more you watch it, the worst it gets.
“I think the concussion rule is a joke too, it needs to be handled better.”
No one wants any player to be concussed during a game, but despite that, Baldock simply had to be shown his marching orders at Elland Road.
It was a shocking challenge whether he meant it or not, and Roberts could have been damaged severely, with even his leg potentially being broken.
There has to be a level of consistency in the Premier League, and the introduction of VAR was meant to help with that; although it has just made things worst.
Something needs to change, and quick.
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