Stubborn referee Anthony Taylor, 45, who was famous for his bad blood with Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham) and Hwang Hee-chan (27, Wolverhampton), has been relegated to the Championship.
Taylor was notorious for his high-handed attitude towards players and his stubborn refusal to accept video replays. He acted like a tyrant on the pitch, giving players cards when they complained about his decisions.
On March 3, British media such as Sky Sports reported, “Referee Taylor, who wrongly awarded a penalty to Hwang Hee-chan at Wolverhampton, will not see a Premier League referee this weekend. He was relegated to watch the Championship match between Preston and Coventry. It will be the first time in four years that he has officiated in the second tier since 2019.”
Wolverhampton played Newcastle to a 2-2 draw at home in the 10th round of the 2023-2024 English Premier League (EPL) season at Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton, England, at 1:30 a.m. on Sept. 29.
It was a close call. With the score 1-1 in the 45th minute, Hwang Hee-chan tried to clear the ball in the box and ended up kicking opposing defender Shea on the left foot. She went down, and referee Taylor awarded a penalty kick.
Wilson stepped up to take the spot kick. It looked like the keeper was going to make the save, but the ball slipped through his hands and into the back of the net. The replay camera showed Hwang Hee-chan as the goal scorer.
However, the video shows Hwang folding his legs as he tries to clear the ball. The video clearly showed the play, but referee Taylor stood by his call without looking at the video.
Hwang Hee-chan scored the equalizer himself in the 26th minute of the first half to mitigate the effects of the error. But it didn’t change the fact that Wolverhampton were denied a game they could have won.
It was pointed out that the PK that Hwang conceded was a blatant error. BBC commentator and former Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson said, “There was no contact between Hwang and the other player in the first place. There was no malice or intent.” 무지개토토 주소
England striker Alan Shearer also shook his head on social media, saying, “I don’t think it was a penalty.”
“It’s very difficult to talk about penalty decisions after the game is over,” Hwang told the BBC, adding, “I was trying to clear the ball, but then I saw someone block it, and then it stopped, and I thought the other player touched me,” he said, biting his lip.
Sky Sports pundit Gary O’Neill joked, “You should know that if you get the refereeing wrong at Wolverhampton, you get relegated.”