NBA star Josh Hart has taken a dig at Premier League referees following an incident-packed week involving the Chelsea-Tottenham Hotspur game and Liverpool’s Darwin Nunez seeing red. Chelsea played Spurs in a heated encounter at Stamford Bridge that ended 2-2. The game had various incidents both on-and-off the pitch.
Tottenham defender Cristian Romero pulled Chelsea full-back Marc Cucurella’s hair right before Spurs’ equaliser in injury-time. However, the referee did not penalise the Argentine defender for the same.
Liverpool forward Darwin Nunez, meanwhile, received a straight red card for a head butt on Crystal Palace defender Joachim Andersen. The refereeing in the Premier League did not go down well with Hart. The Portland Trail Blazers star tweeted:
“In the @premierleague you cant head butt….he should have just pulled his hair. He wouldn’t have got anything.”
According to Sky Sports , Romero will not be facing any retrospective punishment for his act. Nunez, meanwhile, is expected to receive a three-match suspension for his actions against Palace. That means the Uruguayan forward will miss Liverpool’s game against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Monday (August 22).
The off-the-field incident, however, was more notable at Stamford Bridge. Both Chelsea and Spurs managers Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte had a couple of confrontations on the touchline. That resulted in both managers seeing red at the end of the game. Due to their feud, both Tuchel and Conte have been charged by the FA for a breach of FA Rule E3 (via Football London ).