If the ref had have done the time honoured tradition and “evened it up” with another dubious decision would we be getting two players suspended from both teams and the ref going unpunished?
There was no doubt in Taylor’s mind straight away it was a penalty, there’s no appeal from Niasse (it was awarded so quickly such was Taylor’s certainty he never had chance) and there’s clearly contact from Dann with the deliberate shoulder charge into Niasses chest, plus for all we know the linesman may have been in full agreement with him and said “penalty” through the headpieces. Yet all the officials go unpunished for this as if they’ve done nothing wrong by being so easily and blatantly “deceived”.
It’s all so badly wrong. Besides the punishment not fitting the crime there’s the trial by media for a few days and the questionable impartiality that brings with it, the farcical review procedure, the officials getting away with it Scot free and Palace not benefiting in away from the whole process.
The whole things ridiculous really and it’s not just because we’re involved I’d think the same way whether it was any other of the 18 teams in the league.