‘Manchester United Striker Lukaku Should Have Been BANNED’- Ian Wright Says - 4 years ago

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku should have been banned for a kick on Brighton defender Gaetan Bong, BBC football pundit Ian Wright says. The alleged incident happened in United’s 1-0 win on Saturday, but was not seen by referee Neil Swarbrick. A Football Association panel decided no retrospective action was required. “If they look back at it, how can they not see it is not right what he is done? Should he be done? Yes,” Wright told BBC Radio 5 live. “As soon as I saw it, I thought they will probably look at it. You think, why has he got away with it?” The FA referred the incident to three former Premier League referees to independently review on Monday. They each had to agree it was a sending-off offence for action to be taken and that was not the case. The decision means Lukaku has avoided a three-match domestic ban, which would have ruled him out of league games against Watford, Arsenal and Manchester City. But former Arsenal and England striker Wright said there had been enough evidence for English football’s governing body to act. “He has kicked out at him. He has had two digs at him,” Wright added. “Whoever is sitting in here making that decision – why haven’t they pulled him up on it?”

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