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Fans want controversial rule binned after Man Utd beat Liverpool in FA Cup quarter-final

Fans want controversial rule binned after Man Utd beat Liverpool in FA Cup quarter-final

Fans can't believe the rule still exists.

Football fans want a controversial rule to be scrapped following Manchester United's dramatic win against Liverpool.

United and Liverpool produced an all-time classic FA Cup tie on Sunday, with Erik ten Hag's side winning 4-3 to secure a place in the semi-finals.

United twice came from behind to win at Old Trafford, with Amad Diallo snatching victory with a strike in the 121st minute as a penalty shootout loomed.

The 21-year-old has been given precious few first team minutes by Ten Hag this season, so when he scored the most important goal of his fledgling career so far he certainly made the most of it.

Amad wheeled away in celebration after slotting the ball past Caoimhin Kelleher, removing his shirt and holding it up to crowd to show off his name and number.

Unfortunately for the Ivorian he had been booked moments earlier for time-wasting, leaving referee John Brooks with no choice but to show him a second yellow card for removing his shirt.

On social media, both United fans and neutrals argued that removing your shirt should not be a bookable offence.

"It should be eradicated," one United fans wrote on X.

"Amad deserved that celebration. What a time to score your first goal of the season."

Others said "What a way not to enjoy the game," and "Enough with the celebration police."

One fan called for common sense to come into play, especially when a player scores such a significant goal in dramatic circumstances.

Amad firing home the winner as Liverpool full-back Conor Bradley looks on. (Image

"It's nonsense. Adrenaline is off the roof, you score a winner like this & anything can happen including taking off your shirt. It's football, let the players express themselves."

Another supporter accused the game's lawmakers of trying to police everything, saying: "Dumbest thing ever.. to give a yellow for taking a shirt off. That’s just a joke. It’s a great example of the people who run the show try to always have control on everything."

Amad's goal kept alive United's only hope of winning silverware this season, while ending Liverpool's chances of winning a quadruple in Jurgen Klopp's final season as manager.

United will face Coventry City in the semi-finals at Wembley, and should they win, will face either Manchester City or Chelsea in the final.

Featured Image Credit: Getty

Topics: Fan Reactions, Football, Premier League, Manchester United, Amad Diallo, Liverpool, FA Cup, Erik Ten Hag, VAR