Rojo in trouble for stamp on Eden

New Straits Times - - Sport -

LON­DON: Manch­ester United de­fender Mar­cos Rojo could face a Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion charge for what ap­peared to be a stamp on Chelsea play­maker Eden Hazard dur­ing an ex­plo­sive FA Cup quar­ter-fi­nal.

The 26-year-old Ar­gen­tinian in­ter­na­tional – who had been in­volved in feisty ex­changes with Chelsea striker Diego Costa through­out the game – was caught on cam­era tread­ing on Hazard’s chest in the sec­ond-half of Mon­day’s match which Chelsea won 1-0 to oust the hold­ers.

United were al­ready down to 10 men af­ter An­der Her­rera was sent-off in the first-half for a foul on the bat­tered Hazard – the Spa­niard get­ting his march­ing orders sec­onds af­ter ref­eree Michael Oliver had warned United cap­tain Chris Smalling he had enough of the Bel­gian star be­ing fouled.

For­mer Eng­land cap­tain Alan Shearer thought Rojo should have been sent off.

“That is a stamp. It wouldn’t sur­prise me at all. He should have been sent off for that,” said Shearer, who was a pun­dit for the BBC cov­er­ing the match.

For­mer Eng­land and Manch­ester United de­fender Phil Neville told the BBC he felt Rojo could face the type of ret­ro­spec­tive ac­tion Bournemouth de­fender Ty­rone Mings had for stamp­ing on United’s Zla­tan Ibrahi­movic in their Premier League match ear­lier this month.

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