UK time is: 02:55:01
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Schmeichel - I Didn't Know I'd Been Booked

Kasper Schmeichel has insisted today that he was unaware that he had been previously booked by the referee prior to his sending off.

Speaking to lcfc.com our goalie said.

'If I knew I had a booking, what I did would have been pure stupidity. I was trying to take the momentum away from then, but I would never in my life have done that if I had known I had been booked the first time.'

Schmeichel goes onto say (seemingly backed up by the highlights reel) that he had his back to the referee when the card was brandished but surely a referee is required to inform and make clear to a player, the crowd, the 4th official and everybody else that a caution has been given for it to stand.

Surely that's just sensible. Referee's make a point of calling players to them to 'flash' the card at them. If that's not in the rulebook these days are they posturing for camera attention then?

Sven rightly wouldn't defend him over it or find excuses, and Schmeichel himself ends by saying.

'I apologise sincerely to everyone because I'm speechless about what's happened.'

But whilst it might be gamesmanship, idiotic, it matters not - I thought the referee's association insisted on a rulebook so each game could be judged fairly. I saw 3 keepers on the Football League Show do effectively the same after conceeding but they didn't get booked.

Then again they didn't have a referee in charge who seemingly can't tell the difference between hand ball or ball to hand either, so maybe that explains it.

Vital Leicester on: facebook

Vital Leicester on: twitter

Join The Vital Debate






Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: SvensAmbition  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday August 21 2011

Time: 1:10PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Leicester City Articles

Leicester Confirm Scott, No Defoe Move (Monday September 1 2014)

1 Out, 1 In, 1 New Link For Leicester (Monday September 1 2014)

Pearson Still Eyeing Deals? (Monday September 1 2014)

Ulloa Credits The Fans (Monday September 1 2014)

Great Point For Pearson (Monday September 1 2014)

Transfer Deadline Day Live Blog (Monday September 1 2014)

Leicester City 1 Arsenal 1 (Sunday August 31 2014)

Stats: Leicester v Arsenal (Sunday August 31 2014)

Simpson Signs Three Year Deal (Saturday August 30 2014)

Pearson - We Have To Be More Clinical (Saturday August 30 2014)

Archived Leicester City Articles

List All Vital Leicester  Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. Q.P.R. 3 1 0 2 -4 3
13. Sunderland 3 0 2 1 -1 2
14. Man Utd 3 0 2 1 -1 2
15. Leicester City 3 0 2 1 -2 2
16. Newcastle 3 0 2 1 -2 2
17. Everton 3 0 2 1 -3 2
18. WBA 3 0 2 1 -3 2

Breaking League News

Assaidi returns on loan
Stoke : 02/09/2014 00:50:00
Doyle Beats The Clock, Murray Out On Loan
Crystal Palace : 01/09/2014 23:58:00
Mbiwa Allowed To Go Despite Shortage
Newcastle : 01/09/2014 23:35:00
Two Further Loans Confirmed
Southampton : 01/09/2014 23:27:00
Huws Joins Wigan - Valencia Confirm Negredo
Man City : 01/09/2014 23:15:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Arsenal MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Schmeichel 3%
De Laet 0%
Konchesky 0%
Hammond 12%
Morgan 0%
Moore 12%
Mahrez 12%
King 12%
Nugent 0%
Ulloa 37%
Schlupp 12%
Sub - Albrighton 0%
Sub - Vardy 0%
Sub - Drinkwater 0%