After just 8 minutes of Arsenal’s game at Wolves, Theo Walcott was bundled over in the penalty box by Sebastien Bassong. The Wolves boss Terry Connor has no objection to Arsenal getting a penalty (subsequently converted by Robin Van Persie) but thinks the referee made a mistake by sending off his on-loan Tottenham defender.
Connor said: “I saw a tangle of legs. I saw the referee run over and give the penalty kick, I saw the referee produce a red card.
“I don’t think it’s fair no. I think if there’s an intention to bring an opponent down in the box then you have a penalty kick and a red card. There was no intent there just a tangle of legs.
“Two lads going for the ball, a tangle of legs, the referee saw it as a penalty which I think he’s right to do so but I think the red card was a little bit harsh.”
With ten men (and Walcott’s second goal two minutes later) Wolves had very little chance of getting back into the game, so do Arsenal fans think that Bassong should have stayed on the field?