What was John Moss looking at?
With time running out and relegation-threatened Swansea desperate to equalize, Gary Cahill played a ball back to Antonio Rudiger at the Liberty Stadium. Well after the ball had gone, Jordan Ayew came flying in with a body slam, poleaxing Cahill from behind.
John Moss was looking right at it. He saw nothing. Not a red, not a yellow, not a foul, not worth the enormous effort it would have taken to puff some air through that whistle of his.
he hasn't even carded Ayew for this? could be a sending off. Moss has been awful (for both teams, to be fair). pic.twitter.com/yjklOJAblN— amadí (@amadoit__) April 28, 2018
We’d say it’s disgrace but are we really surprised at this point? Standard operating procedure and will Moss be taken to account for his bad calls (of which there were many)? Don’t be silly.
On April 14th, with Mike Dean looking right at him, Marcos Alonso scraped down the back of Shane Long’s leg.
It's a bad tackle by Alonso on Shane yes, to be retrospectively charged ok, but the issue should be why didn't the ref deal with it when he is looking directly at it? pic.twitter.com/TD0uc7zcoi— Tim Kelliher (@TimKelliher01) April 17, 2018
Dean saw nothing. He actually said so in his match report. That allowed the FA to do a retrospective review and ban Alonso for three matches.
Chances the FA review this one? There are two.
Slim. And none.