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Shock And Disgust As Harry Arter Avoids Red Card For "Horror Tackle" On Joe Allen

Shock And Disgust As Harry Arter Avoids Red Card For "Horror Tackle" On Joe Allen

Premier League officiating is again going to be heavily scrutinised once again this week as referee Paul Tierney made what appears to be a very poor decision regarding Ireland midfielder Harry Arter.

The challenge took place in the first half of Bournemouth's clash with Stoke City, and Joe Allen, the victim of the challenge, was very lucky to not be seriously injured.

Footage is extremely scarce at the moment, but from the following blurry screenshot you can see that both feet were off the deck, and he's gone over the ball.

harry arter tackle

He came in very fast and was out of control. Regardless of any contact with the ball he should have been given his marching orders.

The 'oohs' and 'aahs' of the BT Sport panel watching the game prove that it was a nasty one.

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As does the reaction on Twitter, where fans who saw the challenge were not impressed at all.

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The irony of the whole situation is that Eddie Howe had been publicly speaking before the game about Arter's improved discipline, despite the midfielder having the second most amount of yellow cards in the Premier League this season.

There's no defending it, a shocking challenge from Harry Arter.

Mikey Traynor

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