“Raphinha was never going to back down and it took several players to pull Westwood away. Bielsa was walking by at the same time and even seemed to tap Raphinha on the shoulder as he went by.”
It was a feisty fixture to say the least.
We await more news regarding Alioski and McNeil, with the potential that it could be something more serious, with the North Macedonia international reported for an “offensive” gesture. [The Times]
The interaction between Raphinha and Westwood appears to be less sinister and more about the robustness of the Burnley midfielder.
The Brazilian winger has been targeted by the opposition on a number of occasions this season as they look to deal with his trickery.
It’s sometimes spilt over into something a bit nastier with forceful challenges but that’s the nature of the Premier League and Raphinha will have been warned about that.
We’ve got no problem with him standing up to something he deems to be over the top but the main thing is he didn’t let it get the better of him on the pitch, nor did anything major happen in the tunnel according to Cross.