Fans appear to have mixed opinions on Moussa Sissoko’s tackle in Saturday’s early kick-off between Leicester City and Tottenham.
The incident occurred 20 minutes into the first-half, when Sissoko flew in on James Maddison in a tackle that has certainly divided opinions on Twitter.
Twitter: Sissoko nearly sent Maddison to the sidelines for the next 3 months, a very reckless tackle and approach. Could hav… https://t.co/c6M0MfQZks (@punditlanguage)
Twitter: Someone please explain to me what Sissoko did wrong (@Towno10)
Twitter: @LCFC Disgrace should have been a red (@Andrew1TM)
Twitter: Not even a foul by Sissoko let alone a card (@danielwynne_)
Twitter: Sissoko is trying to break legs. (@RealTrillBill)
Twitter: What a tackle by Sissoko! Rules are rotten now; that shouldn’t even be a yellow never mind a free-kick. (@JamoMax85)
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It was certainly a strong challenge from Sissoko, but my reaction was that it was a fair and he was extremely unlucky to give away a foul and receive a yellow card.
Though he does go into the tackle with two feet, it was not a reckless challenge and he clearly won the ball.