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– Should have been a red card

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The home team’s Morten Bjørlo down with an injury in the elite series football match between Fredrikstad FK and Sarpsborg 08 at Fredrikstad Stadium. Jeppe Andersen escaped with a yellow card. Photo: Thomas Andersen / NTB

Of NTB | 13.04.2024 22:53:04

Sport: – After analyzing and talking to everyone involved, we have concluded that this should have been a red card, says the Norwegian Football Association’s chief referee Terje Hauge to the newspaper.

It was in the match between Fredrikstad and Sarpsborg (2-2) that Bjørlo went to the ground after a duel with Jeppe Andersen.

– He hits an opponent with his shoulder in the face and exposes him to danger. Nor does he make any honest attempt to avoid it – he completes his run, even if the ball is played. It is a serious breach of the rules of the game, as we see it, says Hauge.

He further states that the referee should have been advised to look at the situation, and that it should be analyzed why VAR did not intervene.

(© NTB)

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