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Jamie Redknapp slams the officials for sending off Southampton’s Jannik Vestergaard versus Leicester

‘It is ruining soccer… these selections’: Jamie Redknapp slams the officials for sending off Southampton defender Jannik Vestergaard for early lunge on Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy

  • Jannik Vestergaard was despatched off early on for Southampton towards Leicester City 
  • The Danish defender made an early lunge on Foxes striker Jamie Vardy 
  • Vestergaard caught the ball however the follow-through got here into contact with Vardy
  • Jamie Redknapp claims the officials are ‘ruining soccer’ with these selections 
  • The Sky pundit in contrast the name to Fabian Balbuena’s pink card towards Chelsea 

Jamie Redknapp claims the officials made one more mistake in sending off Southampton’s Jannik Vestergaard early on towards Leicester on Friday evening.

The Saints centre-back was adjudged to have caught Jamie Vardy excessive on the leg when he was final man after misjudging a again cross, regardless that the Dane received a bit of the ball earlier than catching the Foxes striker. 

Referee Robert Jones brandished a pink card to Vestergaard however Redknapp claimed the problem was not even worthy of a free-kick, not to mention a sending off.

Jamie Redknapp claimed Southampton’s Jannik Vestergaard mustn’t have been despatched off towards Leicester on Friday evening

Vestergaard was dismissed early on for a lunging challenge on Foxes forward Jamie Vardy

Vestergaard was dismissed early on for a lunging problem on Foxes ahead Jamie Vardy

The Sky Sports pundit in contrast the determination to West Ham defender Fabian Balbuena’s pink card towards Chelsea final week, who was dismissed for catching Ben Chilwell excessive after clearing the ball. 

The Hammers defender’s pink card was overturned by the FA earlier this week after David Moyes’ aspect appealed towards the name, regardless that VAR helped to provide the authentic determination.  

Redknapp informed Sky on Friday evening: ‘I do not assume it’s a foul, there’s gonna be observe by way of, have a look at Balbuena final week. 

‘He will get him on ankle, however that’s the observe by way of. It is a contact sport, it isn’t a foul. 

Vestergaard got the ball before colliding with Vardy but he then caught the striker high up

Vestergaard received the ball earlier than colliding with Vardy however he then caught the striker excessive up

Redknapp says the follow-through should not be deemed a foul and the call is 'ruining football'

Redknapp says the follow-through shouldn’t be deemed a foul and the name is ‘ruining soccer’

Redknapp compared the decision to Fabian Balbuena's sending off against Chelsea last week

Redknapp in contrast the determination to Fabian Balbuena’s sending off towards Chelsea final week

‘Even whether it is, it isn’t 100 per cent Vardy is gonna get there. It is a transparent and apparent error. I feel all the gamers have been bemused with it. 

‘We need to chill with actuality, it’s ruining soccer, these selections.’

Fellow Sky Sports pundit Darren Bent agreed that Vestergaard was ‘unfortunate’ to be given his marching orders because it was merely the momentum of the authentic problem that took him by way of Vardy. 

Robert Jones (left) took little time to brandish the sending off for the Southampton defender

Robert Jones (left) took little time to brandish the sending off for the Southampton defender

Darren Bent agreed with Redknapp that the decision to send Vestergaard off was incorrect

Darren Bent agreed with Redknapp that the determination to ship Vestergaard off was incorrect

Bent added: ‘It is 100 per cent not (a foul), he (Vestergaard) lunges in that path, the momentum takes him by way of. 

‘It just isn’t a foul. I can perceive if he will get nowhere close to the ball, however he has clearly gained it. It was unlucky to ship him off. No manner is it a pink card in any respect.’

Leicester got here into the recreation seeking to strengthen their place in the top-four, whereas 14th-placed Southampton have been aiming to maneuver 12 factors away from the relegation zone with a victory.  

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