Aguero is not going to face motion for touching feminine assistant referee

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Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero confronted Sian Massey-Ellis over her resolution to award a throw-in.Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is not going to face punishment for touching a feminine assistant referee in Saturday’s 1-Zero win over Arsenal within the English Premier League.
The Argentine star confronted Sian Massey-Ellis after he disputed her resolution to award a throw-in towards his workforce, touching her on the neck and shoulder earlier than the official swatted him away.
Players may be cautioned for bodily contact with a referee whether it is deemed non-aggressive and may be despatched off whether it is thought of to be aggressive and/or confrontational.
Retrospective costs can solely be introduced towards a participant for touching an official if their actions are adjudged as being aggressive and/or confrontational.
Aguero went unpunished through the match and the referee’s governing physique in England stated the incident was not deemed aggressive or threatening.
Manchester City supervisor Pep Guardiola defended Aguero within the post-match information convention.
“Come on, guys. Sergio is the nicest person I have ever met in my life. Look for problems in other situations, not in this one,” he stated.
Aguero, who’s City’s all-time report goalscorer and was taking part in his first sport since June after knee surgical procedure, was criticised by his former team-mate Micah Richards who stated on Sky Sports he ought to “know better”.

🗣”I think he didn’t mean to do it but It’s not a good look, he should know better”
Micah Richards addresses the incident between Sergio Aguero and assistant referee Sian Massey-Ellis pic.twitter.com/wz6pkko86v
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) October 18, 2020

The incident additionally triggered a storm on social media, with many criticising the participant’s actions.

The clip of Aguero placing his hand on Sian Massey-Ellis is so unsuitable for sooo many causes:
❌ You do not contact the ref in any sport
❌ You by no means seize somebody by their neck (simply why? Why?!?)
❌ And in addition to these two widespread rules…he would by no means do it with a male ref🤷🏻‍♂️ pic.twitter.com/5UoW74BrB2
— David Eeckhout (@EeckhoutDavid) October 18, 2020

Samantha Lewis, a ladies’s soccer author, stated Aguero meant to intimidate Massey-Ellis by the best way he touched her.

this is my q: would Aguero have touched a male referee *like this*? it is not nearly touching; it is about how he touches her. each lady who’s seen this recognises the gesture – in that ambiguous bodily zone of believable deniability – & feels the intimidation he intends w/ it. https://t.co/oa4ZV5a0wl
— Samantha Lewis (@battledinosaur) October 18, 2020

Football author Liam Twomey slammed Guardiola’s defence of Aguero’s actions.

Sian Massey-Ellis – not for the primary time – deserves higher, Aguero was out of order (no matter his intent) and Guardiola, for all his soccer intelligence, continues to be unsuitable in regards to the massive issues.
— Liam Twomey (@liam_twomey) October 18, 2020

Tatjana Haenni, director of ladies’s soccer on the Swiss Football Association and previously at soccer’s world governing physique FIFA, stated Aguero’s gesture merited no less than a yellow card and, whereas in all probability not aggressive, it was patronising and despatched the unsuitable message to ladies seeking to enter the sport.
“It’s exactly why women sometimes don’t feel comfortable in football,” she informed Al Jazeera.
“Maybe that’s why we don’t have so many women in football because we are constantly told what to do, and how this works, and how this is – and we have to adapt to that environment.”
Haenni stated much more ladies wanted to be given roles as referees, coaches and in management positions in soccer’s governing our bodies in order that it turns into thought to be regular that ladies are within the sport.
She added {that a} sturdy message on Saturday’s incident could be welcome from the participant.
“If Aguero is such a pleasant man, as Mr Guardiola says, he simply must say ‘I’m sorry, that was silly, I didn’t imply it and I’ll attempt to make it higher, and I’ll respect ladies in soccer as nicely, I hope there shall be extra ladies within the sport’.
“That would be a really great message from him.”