Man Utd fans fume as Ayew ‘CHOKES’ Fred but isn’t sent off like Casemiro in Crystal Palace brawl

MANCHESTER UNITED fans were left frustrated after Jordan Ayew escaped a red card despite “choking” Fred.

A brawl broke out after Crystal Palace star Jeffrey Schlupp bundled Antony into the advertising board.

Shouldn’t this from Ayew also been a red if the Casemiro one was? Goes straight for Fred’s throat there #MUNCRY

— Daniel (@Radahniel) February 4, 2023

Jordan Ayew appeared to raise his hands on Fred

Manchester United fans questioned why the striker escaped a red card

Casemiro and Antony squared up to Schlupp which led Ayew to intervene.

There was pushing and shoving from several players but the Palace striker appeared to raise his hands on Fred.

United fans have accused Ayew of “choking” the Brazilian and have questioned why he was not sent off when Casemiro received his marching orders for a similar offence on Will Hughes.

One said: “Either rescind the red card based on the full footage or ban Ayew retrospectively for a much worse offence (effectively punching Fred). Joke decisions.”

Another added: “How is Casemiro getting a red when Ayew was literally about to choke slam Fred ”

A third said: “They should appeal to expose the poor decision and double standards. Ayew strangling Fred looks worse!”

Another commented: “If they sent it Casemiro then should have sent off Ayew as well for doing the same thing to Fred & maybe another five or six players! Absolute nonsense!”

Erik ten Hag also complained about the inconsistency of referee Andre Marriner, who reviewed the incident on the VAR monitor before making his decision.


The Red Devils boss said: “The player from Crystal Palace takes a big risk by this foul – that he get badly injured – by pushing him over the line.

“Everyone is reacting, Crystal Palace players and Man United players, and not only Casemiro.

“There was one of the players, he did even worse than Casemiro.

“You have to be consistent.”

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