Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Moussa Sissoko has been criticised after leaving his foot on Daniel James, while battling for the ball.
Manchester United prevailed against Tottenham Hotspur with a 2-1 victory during a pre-season game in Shanghai, China. The Red Devils’ lead through Anthony Martial in the first half remained undisputed until Lucas Moura equalized in the 65th minute. But, United’s wonderkid Angel Gomes scored an extraordinary goal regaining the lead with ten minutes left until the full-time.
However, there was an incident infuriating the whole Red Devils faithful. In minute 24, Moussa Sissoko was fighting for the ball with new signing Daniel James near the corner flag. The Welsh protected the ball and went to the ground feeling pain in his leg. However, the 29-year-old midfielder was unaware of James as he totally in the opposite direction.
Moussa Sissoko stamp on Daniel James
Watch the video of Moussa Sissoko leaving the foot on Daniel James.
— rob marshall (@robmarshall33) July 25, 2019
Moussa Sissoko being a sh*t-house again and stamping on Dan James.
In a pre-season game as well 👀👀 pic.twitter.com/4AaSzDpOpd
— Sean Graham (@SPGBETTING) July 25, 2019
When the 21-year-old was on the ground, Moussa Sissoko accidentally stamped on Daniel James’ coming as an infuriation source for Manchester United fans, who wanted the French International sent off.
— utdreport (@utdreport) July 25, 2019
Why are Spurs playing so dirty for? Sissoko stamp and Alli trying to wipe every one of our players off their feet. Looks quite pathetic in pre-season. #mufc
— Hesham Bilal-Hafiz (@hesham786) July 25, 2019
Sissoko deserves a red and suspension. Don’t care if it’s preseason, totally uncalled for. Just as bad as what happened to the Liverpool kid. Intentionally stomping on a player after bashing him in the back has no place in the game.
— ʀʏᴀɴ (@Utd_Ryan_) July 25, 2019
What is wrong with Spurs? So so dirty. Sissoko would be given a straight red for that in the PL with VAR active. He stomped on James. #MUFC
— sgRedDevil 👹 (@AdiiUnited) July 25, 2019
With the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in place from this season, would Moussa Sissoko receive marching orders should he make a similar horrendous tackle in the Premier League?