Fans have been left furious with the referee’s called, blasting ‘VARchester United’ on social media after Maguire getting his studs on Batshuayi’s crotch.
The Manchester United defender cleared the ball down the line in the 21st minute as he went tumbling to the floor at a loud Stamford Bridge.
Maguire, who signed for the Red Devils for £80m last summer, accidentally caught the Chelsea striker with his leg and VAR found that there was no foul play in the kick from the 26-year-old United captain.
Has Harry Maguire got away with one here? ?
— Sky Sports MNF (@SkySportsMNF) February 17, 2020
Roy Keane said at half time: “He’s very lucky. A very lucky boy. Maguire, maybe because it’s his personality, he seems like a calm lad, he definitely kicks out. I think they look at it and ask if he’s a nasty player.”
Fans blasted the decision as Harry Maguire somehow escapes red card for challenge on Michy Batshuayi, see what Twitter users said…
VARchester United, clear red card for Maguire
— Six Times ✋?☝? (@007VVD) February 17, 2020
Varchester United I see tonight ?
— Steve Foster (@Stevefoster187) February 17, 2020
— Samzino E (@SEmeanuwa) February 17, 2020
We should be up 1-0 playing 10 men btw but Varchester exists
— sam ?? (@pIayboisam) February 17, 2020
How is VAR looking at both these incidents and coming up with a red card and no red card?
Lack of consistencey makes it fucking pointless pic.twitter.com/d1VsoHD6A9
— James Denton (@Denton_james) February 17, 2020
Worse than Sons
— dean merrick (@deanmerrick) February 17, 2020
How on holy hell is that not a red card
— Travis wellman (@Traviswellman3) February 17, 2020
Is this what it’s like to be a Liverpool fan?
— Sam (@UtdSamm) February 17, 2020
Same as sons no consistency with VAR
— Oliver Grant (@oliver_grant24) February 17, 2020
dont be daft, clearly went for the ball………
left one i think.
— mark howsham (@MarkHowsham) February 17, 2020
? Harry Maguire: Play On
⚪️ Heung-Min Son: Red Card
— Last Word On Spurs? (@LastWordOnSpurs) February 17, 2020
Fred pushes Azpi (into Williams)…
Maguire should’ve been sent off…
Willian shouldn’t have been booked…
Anthony Taylor & VAR having a mare ?
— Rambo (@RamboFYI) February 17, 2020
Capoue vs Spurs no red card
Robertson vs Spurs no red card
Sterling vs Spurs no red card
Cantwell vs Spurs no red card
Son vs Chelsea red card
Maguire vs Chelsea no red card
— Marc BA ? ⚽ (@marc_ba12) February 17, 2020
That is a fucking absolute joke. Show me one difference between what Maguire just did and what Son did to Rudiger?
VAR is not consistent.
— Dan (@YidVids) February 17, 2020
Harry Maguire with the dumbest foul of the season, he could've easily been sent off. VAR with another shocking decision.
— 360Sources (@360Sources) February 17, 2020
I'm just confused as to how Son got a red card for his tackle vs Rudiger but Maguire who clearly puts some serious force with his kick gets a pass. Very strange.
— Ali. (@UtdAlii) February 17, 2020