A referee who is suspected of hitting a player with an elbow in the English Professional Football Premier League (EPL) is not expected to receive any additional disciplinary action.
According to Reuters on the 14th (Korean time)스포츠토토, the English Football Association (FA) announced that it will not discipline assistant referee Konstantin Hachidakis, who collided with Andy Robertson (Liverpool).
In the 30th round (2-2) of the EPL between Liverpool and Arsenal held at Anfield in Liverpool, England on the 10th, assistant referee Hatidakis caused controversy by acting as if he was hitting Robertson’s chin with his elbow.
At the end of the first half, Robertson approached assistant referee Hatidakis displeasedly, and the assistant referee raised his right elbow and shook him off.
When Robertson and the Liverpool players protested vehemently at referee Paul Tierney, the referee warned Robertson.
Afterwards, PGMOL (PGMOL) decided not to put assistant referee Hatidakis into the game until the investigation into the incident was over.
The FA, which investigated the incident, decided not to hold Hachidakisu responsible.
The FA said, “After thoroughly examining all the evidence in relation to the incident involving Robertson and Hatidakis, no further action will be taken.” We also reviewed the video,” he said.
Meanwhile, assistant referee Hatidakis reportedly apologized to Robertson.