Chelsea defender Ben Chilwell was baffled by David Coote’s decision to overturn a penalty decision for West Brom in their defeat to Manchester United on Saturday.
Coote pointed to the spot early in the second half when Bruno Fernandes clashed shins with Conor Gallagher inside the Man United penalty area.
It was a stonewall penalty with Fernandes essentially kicking Gallagher in the shin and making contact with the ball either at the same time or after making contact with the Baggies loan star.
However, Coote re-watched the incident on the pitch-side monitor and overturned the decision.
England left-back Chilwell struggled to get his head around it by taking to his personal Twitter account to say: “Not sure how that’s been overturned.”
Not sure how thats been overturned 🤷🏻♂️
— Ben Chilwell (@BenChilwell) November 21, 2020
West Brom forward Callum Robinson responded to Chilwell’s tweet after the game.
The Republic of Ireland international wrote on his personal Twitter account: “I don’t know either, bro.”
I don't know either bro🙄
— Callum Robinson (@CallumRobinson7) November 21, 2020
Man United then went up the other end of the pitch and won a dodgy penalty of their own when the ball struck Darnell Furlong’s arm inside the penalty area.
VAR reviews all penalty decisions but managed to miss a foul on Gallagher right before Coote pointed to the spot.
Fernandes then saw his penalty saved by Sam Johnstone but because the goalkeeper came off his line, the Man United man got to re-take it.
Not long after, Robinson hit the crossbar.
You couldn’t make up how unlucky West Brom were.
Not only was that a cast-iron penalty – which Coote got right in real-time – but there’s simply no way that Man United’s penalty should have been awarded.
Albion can forget about Premier League survival if when they play really well against big teams, they are cheated by referee decisions.
Coote has made headline after headline this season for his awful decision-making.
It’s about time he’s dropped from Premier League matches and maybe a spell in Sunday League will be more suited to his abilities.
In other West Brom news, this Albion player was torn to shreds for his international performance last week.