You can see why I couldn't jump and also couldn't fall. If I do that to him at old Trafford ? Pen & probably red card pic.twitter.com/m1AM9BbiGK— Peter Odemwingie (@OdemwingieP) July 1, 2014
Nigeria exited the World Cup this week, defeated by France, and striker Peter Odemwingie is still bemoaning their poor fortune.
The Super Eagles pushed the French for most of the second round clash until Paul Pogba broke the deadlock late in the game, leading to a 2-0 scoreline.
Stoke City striker Peter Odemwingie featured for all 90 minutes for Nigeria, but was able to register just one shot on target during the match.
More than 24 hours later and the Nigerian is still unhappy about the defeat, and used his Twitter feed to highlight an incident in the penalty area involving Patrice Evra, of France and Manchester United.
The photo shows Evra with his arms wrapped firmly around Odemwingie, with the forward hinting he should have had a penalty from the incident, which would have changed the game dramatically.
Playing into the typical 'United get all the decisions at home' myth, Odemwingie suggests he would have been sent off for doing the same at Old Trafford.
Looking at the photo, Odemwingie has every right to be upset, Evra's approach may be the type which occurs in penalty areas frequently, but it is the like of heavy handed marking which referees should be aiming to crack down on with more regularity.