Man Utd icon Roy Keane leaves Sky Sports studio with linesman’s elbow brutal Andy Robertson verdict
ROY KEANE had left Sky Sports Studio in the lurch as he assessed the controversial incident in which Andy Robertson was allegedly elbowed in the throat by a linesman.
The shock scenario unfolded yesterday at half-time in the thrilling 2-2 draw between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield.
But assistant referee Constantine Hatzidakis made headlines after the shocking moment between him and Liverpool’s Robertson.
The full-back approached Hatzidakis after the break.
But when he protested with the officer, replays appeared to show Hatzidakis hitting the Scotland star with his elbow.
Referee Paul Tierney then gave the Scot a yellow card for his protests AFTER the half-time cracker.
The officer was subsequently surrounded by Liverpool players, including an enraged Robertson.
TV footage appears to show Hatzidakis beating the full-back, with PGMOL confirming they will launch an investigation into the incident.
Some fans have called for Hatzidakis to be given an eight-game ban for the action – but Manchester United legend Keane had none of it.
Working as a pundit for Sky Sports alongside Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher and Micah Richards, he made his colleagues cry with laughter as he announced his verdict.
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When first asked if he’d seen anything like this at half-time, he replied: “No, not really. But Robertson, guess what, does he grab the linesman first? I’m not sure, but he’s complaining. He should be more concerned about his defense.
“Do you know what that is, this Robertson? I’ve watched him a few times. He’s a big baby. That’s him.
“Just go ahead and focus on your defense. He grabs the linesman first.”
Then, later in the show after the full-time whistle, he added, “What did he go over for and what is he complaining about?
“I said at half-time, Robertson, what a baby, big baby. Just keep playing the game. Infant.”
This caused a big fit of laughter from his colleagues.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was asked for his thoughts on the incident, to which he replied: “Nothing. I know it happened but I didn’t see it.
“If it happens, the pictures will speak for themselves. I have nothing more to say about it.”