Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has been heavily criticised for an incident involving official Sian Massey-Ellis during Saturday’s match against Arsenal.
The Argentine striker was seen placing his hand on the official’s shoulder after Sian Massey-Ellis awarded Arsenal a throw-in during the first half.
Although the striker’s conduct was heavily criticised by the fans on social media, the match officials did not believe that a formal action needed to be taken against Aguero.
Meanwhile, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has defended the 32-year-old and he claimed that Aguero is one of the nicest people he has ever met in his life and there was no problem with his conduct against the match official.
“Come on guys,” Guardiola said after the match. “Sergio is the nicest person I ever met in my life. Look for problems in other situations not in this one.”
Aguero won’t be facing any punishment for the incident but the Manchester City striker needs to be more careful in dealing with officials going forward. Although the player might not have had any bad intentions, his actions came across as inappropriate and the criticism levelled at him is probably justified.
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