Mike Parry: Wolves defender Nathan Collins did not deserve red v Manchester City
Mike Parry believes that sending off Nathan Collins in the 3-0 Wolves defeat against Manchester City was the wrong call.
The Everton shareholder took the rather unpopular position despite the fact that the 21-year-old had both feet off the ground in the Premier League clash on Saturday.
In his view, the Wolves defender had his eyes solely on the ball and has every right to contest it as he did not see Jack Grealish.
Via Twitter, Parry wrote, “This was never a sending off offence. It’s not a red card tackle and ludicrous to describe it as a Kung Fu kick. Nathan Collins focused on the ball and not Jack Grealish. Who says you can’t try for possession of the ball in mid air. Grealish made a meal of it.”
We’re still not sure if Perry is joking or not, because in case he serious, it’s quite a ridiculous take.
Anyone who’s seen the video even once will tell you that Collins was out of control and had a serious chance of endangering the safety of Grealish.
Players are not allowed to just lunge off the ground and have both their feet pointed in the direction of the opposition player.
This is undoubtedly violent conduct and serious foul play and deserves the harshest of bans a direct red card can get
Thankfully, the Manchester City player was not injured, otherwise, it would have been a really serious issue that would maybe even see the FA stepping in.
We will be really surprised if we see wolves appealing, the decision and even more surprised if this is overturned.
Quite frankly, we don’t know where Perry is coming from and it just looks like he wants to be the devil’s advocate in this situation.
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