Liverpool supporters feel hard done by.
In a season where they were without this campaign's star performer Luis Suarez for the first six games, and where manager Brendan Rodgers risked the wrath of the Football Association for comments made over the decision-making involved in Liverpool's 2-1 loss to Manchester City in December, a Red minority took to Twitter to argue that if Theo Walcott had not played for a London club and been Luis Suarez instead, then the FA may have approached the matter in an alternative manner.
Walcott polarised opinion with his '2-0' taunting to the Tottenham Hotspur supporters during Arsenal's triumph over their North London neighbours in the third round of the FA Cup, but has escaped punishment as, according to an official FA statement he was instead reminded of his responsibilities.
Arsenal fans made light of the situation on social media here, had the backing of a Spurs legend here, but a broadcaster asked in the aftermath of Walcott's actions whether they had the potential to start a riot.
The Liverpool reaction is below…
So Walcott gets jack done to him. That's because he plays for a cockney team. And of course clattenburg does no wrong.— Who is (@OnDeTarmac) January 6, 2014
FA take no action against Theo Walcott but, take action against Rodgers for comments made!! #ShitTha— Tony (@Banno20Tony) January 6, 2014
If Luis Suarez done what theo Walcott done at the weekend he would have got a ban. Absolute cert!— Ross Docherty (@RossDocherty1) January 6, 2014