The linesman who is alleged to have elbowed Liverpool star Andrew Robertson has been fired.
Linesman Constantine Hatzidakis became involved in an altercation with Robertson while the players from Liverpool and Arsenal were leaving the field for halftime during their weekend 2-2 draw.
Hatzidakis appeared to elbow the Reds fullback who was approaching him during the heated argument.
The PGMOL has started an investigation after seeing video of the fight and found that Hatzidakis was punished.
The following was stated: While The FA conducts an investigation into the incident at Anfield in which the assistant referee and Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson were involved, PGMOL will not be assigning Constantine Hatzidakis to any of the competitions it serves.
Geoff Shreeves, a touchline reporter for Sky Sports at the time, stated: Andy Robertson was absolutely indignant and even astonished.
“He said, “The linesman has just elbowed me in the throat.” Jordan Henderson was aware of this, and he led the protests with referee Paul Tierney, which resulted in their removal.
Robertson’s Liverpool teammates rushed over to see what was going on as the contact left him clearly furious.
Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino was one of the first players to speak out about the incident.
“I didn’t see the move, but I could see that some teammates were talking about what had happened. But I have no idea what will transpire,” he stated to ESPN Brazil.
“I don’t know if he intended to attack, but the Premier League must resolve the matter with the club. I have no say in it. because I also didn’t see it.
“Yes, Robertson was annoyed. I believe he was in touch, correct? But since I didn’t talk to him about it, I can’t say anything.”
Jurgen Klopp, manager of the Reds, also contributed to the discussion.
After the match, Klopp stated, “I didn’t see it and I now obviously have time to watch it but I didn’t just because I cannot give wrong answers.”
“The pictures speak for themselves, I heard. More cannot be said. I saw nothing of it.”
This season, there have been a few incidents involving players and officials. Aleksandr Mitrovic, a striker for Fulham, got his hands on an official in the FA Cup quarterfinal loss to Manchester United.
This time, however, it’s a ref contacting a player – a choice refereeing supervisor Howard Webb will take a gander at intently, no question.