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Fans Fume Over Michael Oliver's Decision To Send Off Remo Freuler Vs Spain

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Fans Fume Over Michael Oliver's Decision To Send Off Remo Freuler Vs Spain

Fans were absolutely furious with Michael Oliver after he sent off Switzerland's Remo Freuler vs Spain this evening.

The Atalanta midfielder slid in late on Gerard Moreno in the Euro 2020 quarter-final in Switzerland and was utterly shocked to see Oliver pull out the red card and give him his marching orders 13 minutes from time.

The decision went to VAR but the check was very quick and the on-field call stuck, leaving plenty of viewers feeling as though Freuler had been incredibly hard done by.

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While there was no denying his challenge was mistimed, a caution and a talking to felt like a more suitable punishment.

The standard of refereeing at the Euros has largely been praised but the officiating from Oliver and VAR operator Chris Kavanagh, both from the Premier League, came in for some heavy criticism on Friday evening:

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Spain took the lead early on in Saint Petersburg after Denis Zakaria deflected a Jordi Alba strike into his own net, before Liverpool's Xherdan Shaqiri forced extra-time after some slack defending from Luis Enrique's side.

Featured Image Credit: ITV Football

Topics: Michael Oliver, Football, Euro 2020, Spain, Switzerland

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