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Cristian Romero screamed in the face of Reece James after Harry Kane's equaliser

Jack Kenmare

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Cristian Romero screamed in the face of Reece James after Harry Kane's equaliser

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Spurs defender Cristian Romero screamed in the face of Chelsea full-back Reece James after Harry Kane's late equaliser at Stamford Bridge.

Kane's dramatic stoppage-time goal became a huge talking point on Sunday after replays clearly showed Romero pulling Marc Cucurella's hair – an action that resulted in the Spaniard going to ground.

The incident was checked by VAR after Kane headed home to make it 2-2 but to the surprise of many, a VAR check deemed their to be no issue.


Many feel the 24-year-old defender should have been sent off for the hair pull but the goal stood and Spurs players ran over to their travelling supporters to celebrate.

But rather than join his teammates in the immediate aftermath, Romero decided to approach Reece James and scream in his face.

This isn't the first time Romero has showed no mercy to his opponents. Back in March, he laughed in Harry Maguire's face after the Manchester United man scored an own-goal.

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel slammed the decision in his post-match interview.

“I have to say both (Spurs) goals cannot stand," the German told Sky Sports. "It’s only one team that deserved to win and that was us. I’m sorry for my team they don’t get what they deserve.

"It was a clear foul on Havertz in the build-up, a clear foul. We had one tactical foul from James which got a yellow. I don’t know how many tactical fouls Hojbjerg and Bentancur did today. 

“The situation went on and on, and it was a clear offside on Richarlison. He is in line of the shot. He even goes to the ball, so Mendy can’t see the ball. The check it, it is a clear offside.

"And when can you pull hair on the football field? When is that? So we check and nothing happens, so we don’t need to check no more. It’s ridiculous."

Here's how social media reacted to Romero's actions in the final minutes at Stamford Bridge.

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Topics: Chelsea, Reece James, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier League

Jack Kenmare
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