Chelsea legend John Terry expressed his disbelief at a pivotal moment during the first half of Chelsea’s recent victory over Tottenham. Taking to Twitter, he openly voiced his disapproval of the decision not to immediately send off Cristian Romero following his kick on Levi Colwill while in his own half.
The London derby turned out to be an absolutely chaotic affair, ending with Chelsea winning 4-1. However, the final score hardly encapsulates the full story of the game. Chelsea found themselves competing against ten men for a significant portion of the match and facing nine men for nearly the entirety of the second half.
The Blues faced a considerable challenge in breaking down a resilient Tottenham side, which employed high defending and attempts to catch Chelsea offside. The breakthrough eventually came when Nicolas Jackson added a quick-fire hat-trick to Cole Palmer’s first-half penalty, firmly establishing Chelsea’s dominance and leaving the home side in a state of misery.
Romero’s actual red card in the first half did not arrive without controversy, as he could have potentially been sent off minutes earlier for kicking out at Colwill. John Terry was swift to convey his feelings about this pivotal moment, branding it a disgrace and expressing his disbelief on Twitter.
He commented, “How is that not a Red Card? Wow, That’s a disgrace, you can’t just kick someone!” While Chelsea ultimately emerged with all three points, the extraordinary events of the game are sure to be a topic of discussion for days to come. Mauricio Pochettino now faces the challenge of regrouping his team before their next significant Premier League encounter against Manchester City.