Footage from an alternative angle has shed more light on the melee between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Old Trafford.
Manchester United won 2-1 but the game was overshadowed by the chaos that led to Casemiro’s red card. The Brazil international will miss three games as a result, including next week’s double-header against Leeds.
Jeffrey Schlupp was booked for a late challenge on Antony before a scuffle broke out between the two sides.
VAR and Andrew Marriner later decided to send Casemiro off for raising his hands and appearing to grab Will Hughes by the collar of his shirt.
New footage shows four United players, including Antony, surrounding Schlupp. The video continues to roll as tempers calm down and the two teams break up. When this happens, Casemiro can be seen hugging Hughes, as well as laughing with the Palace star.
🚨 NEW angle of the fight that led to Casemiro Red Card. 🇧🇷 pic.twitter.com/cI99DPBk1W
— UtdPlug (@UtdPlug) February 4, 2023
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It is clear to see from this that there was little animosity between the pair.
Marriner was unable to use common sense, even after checking the pitch-side monitor, and sent Casemiro for an early shower.
“First of all, we have to deal with it and we will do, but it is not right,” Ten Hag said after the match. “It shouldn’t have happened. This was avoidable and because in this incident there have to be consequences and they are inconsistent and that is not right, that is not fair against us.
“We have to think about [appealing]. But be fair, we have seen when you’re freezing (the frame), Casemiro is crossing the line. But many more players were crossing the line there.
“We get also some warnings about our team reacting like this and I think you have to do it, you have to protect each other but we want to keep our standards and values at Man United, keep them high.”
It’s quite disappointing to see a player singled out of many for the conduct and leave out others yet both teams were involved in the scuffle,i totally disagree with mariner and it’s the right time FA has to come in and make a fair judgement to casemiro and manchester united generally as mariner apologise for poor decision making.