People Are Saying The Same Thing About Joe Hart And Gianluigi Buffon
Remember what Joe Hart did to Michael Oliver in 2014?
Well, Hart's actions from four years ago got plenty of people talking following Gianluigi Buffon's red card against Real Madrid.
Cast your mind back to the Manchester derby in 2014, a game which Michael Oliver took charge of, Hart was very fortunate to escape a red card after putting his head on him.
Oliver failed to brandish a red card on that occasion.
Four years later, the same referee sent off Buffon for confronting him but not physically touching him.
Naturally, it got Twitter comparing the two incidents:
Michael Oliver. Nothing for Hart head bump. Shows Buffon red. And you wonder why no English referees at the World Cup ... pic.twitter.com/Sk7INkTI4T
- Gareth Wheeler (@WheelerTSN) April 11, 2018
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Joe Hart didn't get sent off for head butting Michael Oliver, but Buffon got sent-off for shouting.... #RMAJUV #Juve #ChampionsLeague pic.twitter.com/f5pLLjww7Q
- Shuj (@ChocMilkSheikh) April 11, 2018
Michael Oliver, who bottled this with Joe Hart & then sends Buffon off, for something less obvious, loves to ruin a game ♂️ pic.twitter.com/pcoUGrBc7D
- Football Tipster (@Footy_Tipster) April 11, 2018
Sends of Buffon for shouting... Doesn't send off Hart though pic.twitter.com/h9zqOfIdvS
- Scotty Tridge :flag_de: (@ScottTridge) April 11, 2018
Friendly reminder that Michael Oliver didn't send Joe Hart off for this but a week later sent off Di Maria for pulling his shirt and also just sent off Buffon for doing exactly what Hart did. Racism at its finest pic.twitter.com/0TsJUDIITH
- ً (@SimplyCosta) April 11, 2018
Michael Oliver sent off Buffon for swearing and protesting the penalty but kept Joe Hart on the pitch after this. UEFA clearly fixing games and favouring Spanish teams. Disgrace pic.twitter.com/13qtBsHhAl
- M and 112 others (@DareToJuve) April 11, 2018
Can you compare both? You call Micheal Oliver a Good referee? I am highly shocked at your submission!!
Sending off Buffon was uncalled for
Look at what Joe Hart did in this picture, he only got a yellow card :credit_card:
So is this about "My Country man"?@PoojaMedia you no try at all! pic.twitter.com/tXqxuzlvEE
- MARK 'Dsoulja OTABOR (@MarkOtabor) April 11, 2018
Buffon was furious with Oliver's decision, and lambasted his officiating.
"Clearly you cannot have a heart in your chest, but a bag of rubbish. If you can't handle the pressure and have the courage to make a decision, then you should just sit in the stands and eat crisps."
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