Tag Archives: Aston Villa

Sorry, but the Christian Benteke Red Card Was Correct

Update: Here’s the excellent response about Benteke’s red card by Villa’s manager, Paul Lambert. Usual disclaimer: I am not only a referee supporter, but a Tottenham supporter. Let me start out by saying I hated seeing Christian Benteke sent off in the Villa v. Tottenham match. He was playing like a boss, and I honestly don’t think Spurs would have

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Red Card or Not: Chelsea Edition

Fake League Leaders Chelsea were shockingly upended by Aston Villa today 1-0. That would be a big enough headline most weekends. But Chelsea ended the game down two players and one manager. Referee Chris Foy sent Willian (or, as my friends and I like to call him, Will.i.an) off at around the 68th minute on a second yellow card. He

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