Jose Mourinho had a lot he could potentially complain it about last night. No matter what people say it is first and foremost clear that Chris Foy does not like him, and does not like Chelsea.
Whether that impacts on his decision making I am not sure but overall Foy had a poor game.
Joe Bennett should have walked for that foul on Willian, the Brazilian winger should never have been shown a second yellow and if Mourinho did enough to get sent to the stands then the entire dugout should have emptied.
But he did get one decision right - the Nemanja Matic goal clearly comes off his arm and disallowing it was the right call.
Oh the Ramires tackle? No, Foy did not get that right.
Let me clarify.
Ramires 100% deserved to receive his marching orders. It was a horrendous, potentially career ending and perhaps the most petulant foul of the year so far.
But Chelsea players and their manager cannot disagree he deserved to walk for that - but they can say Foy didn’t see it.
Because he definitely didn’t.
He made the decision based on the reaction of Aston Villa players and hopefully his assistant referee - not from what he saw, so there could be grievance there.
But in the end the right decision was made in that respect - and Ramires really deserves an extension to his ban.
If Karim El-Ahmadi plants his foot into the ground before impact he has a broken leg - and this has to be the worst foul in the Premier League since Callum McManaman.
Those views were echoed by Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert at full-time:
"I saw the Ramires one and that was a shocker. I've seen it and been involved in games where I've seen people going in like that and that was a leg-breaker."
This opinion seems to be unanimous - and so far I have personally not come across a single person who believes Ramires should have stayed on the pitch after what looked more like attemoted assault than a genuine attempt to win the ball.
And on Twitter that has been the general rhetoric…
I thought villa made chelsea look daft! Awsome display! Delph wat a finish...ramires awful tackle should be banned for life #openatthetop— shane poole (@shaneelvis1956) March 16, 2014
Just seen that Ramires challenge. That is disgusting & if you're gonna 6/7/8 game ban for biting or politics, then that has to be the same— Richard cracknell (@crackersTHFC) March 16, 2014
That Ramires tackle was disgusting... Could have ended the lads career...You should get a 10 match ban for that kind of tackle...— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) March 16, 2014
I can't stand Chelsea, but I hate Ramires with a passion, the way he jumped late into the Villa player was horrible, dirty cheat— (@Spurs_Wonder) March 16, 2014
Ramires should be banned for 4-6 games. Not the first time he does so. No place in football for that.— Sergi Domínguez (@FutbolSergi) March 16, 2014
Should the FA throw the book at Ramires, for his unacceptable stamp on El Ahmadi? Yes. Perhaps the heavy one.— Wenger Knows Best (@wengerknowsbest) March 15, 2014
So Alan Pardew gets a 7 game ban for pushing his head against a players,Ramires gets a 3 game ban for an awful tackle,possibly a leg breaker— Yarrow (@TomYarrow) March 15, 2014
Not much doubt about Ramires' red. Disgusting tackle.— Oliver Holt (@OllieHolt22) March 15, 2014
Absolute filth from Ramires. What a shock...— Nick (@ManUnitedYouth) March 15, 2014
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