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Fans Are Convinced Richarlison Deserved A Red Card After Appearing To Throw A Flare Into The Crowd

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Fans Are Convinced Richarlison Deserved A Red Card After Appearing To Throw A Flare Into The Crowd

Richarlison appeared to throw a flare into the Goodison Park home end after scoring for Everton in Sunday's 1-0 win over Chelsea - but fans are amazed he escaped punishment.

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The Brazil international scored the only goal of the game a minute into the second half after pinching the ball from Cesar Azpilicueta.

Every Evertonian inside the stadium went ballistic and threw a flare onto the pitch, which Richarlison noticed.

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He then decided to pick it up and launch it as he celebrated with his teammates. It's unknown exactly where the flare landed.

It's the kind of thing crowds love, especially given Everton's perilous position inside the relegation zone.

Some believe he should've at least been booked however and brought up Harvey Elliott celebrating Liverpool's Carabao Cup final victory over Chelsea at Wembley.

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The teenager was contacted by the FA after celebrating on the pitch with a flare and wanted his observations on the incident.

Supporters think the precedent has been set and asked why Richarlison got away with it.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

One commented: "Did Richarlison just launch that flare back into the crowd wtf?!"

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Another asked: "Can someone tell me why Richarlison throwing a flare back into the crowd isn’t a red card?"

A third put: "Did Richarlison just pick up a lit flare and throw it into a crowd of people? On live TV, with a referee and VAR and nothing happened?"

While someone tweeted: "Let’s see if these fools cry about Richarlison and a flare like they did for Harvey Elliott."

Pyrotechnics are banned inside all football stadiums in England and fans are prohibited from bringing them in.

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Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

Frank Lampard's side ended up holding on for all three points to move them within two points of safety with a game in hand on Burnley and Leeds United above them.

Chelsea had a number of chances to equalise and forced a number of stunning saves from Jordan Pickford.

Mason Mount hit the post and the ball bounced to Azpilicueta, who fired back towards Pickford's net.

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The England number one kept it out with his body behind the goal line in remarkable scenes.

He then took an Antonio Rudiger shot straight to the face.


Norwich City were relegated on Saturday and Watford are as good as down, meaning the final spot will be occupied by one of Everton, Burnley or Leeds.

Everton have 32 points, while Burnley and Leeds have 34.

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports

Topics: Everton, Premier League, Richarlison, Chelsea, Liverpool, Harvey Elliott

Daniel Marland
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