Red Card or Not: Geiger and France v. Nigeria
As you will read in my end of day report, I thought United States referee Mark Geiger was very, very inconsistent and poor in this match.
But let’s focus on arguably the biggest talking point- whether or not France should have been reduced to ten men after this tackle by Blaise Matuidi:
Before you vote, check out the three similar red cards issued for tackles like this in the tournament, some of them arguably not as bad as this one:
If those were deserving of red, this was, too. However, Geiger only saw fit to produce a yellow, leaving Matuidi on the pitch to help France win 2-0.
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