Bias will always exist in football, with fans always likely to back a decision (right or wrong) if it goes in their favour, but some Wolves fan’s reaction to the Willy Boly incident have been laughable at best.
It’s debatable whether it was a red, and even some refs have come out and suggested that Mike Dean got it right, but it’s quite clear that the centre-back elbowed Ayoze Perez in the face (intentional or not) – and Wolves boss Nuno even admitted after the game that it was a foul (and therefore a penalty).
Wolves fans won’t accept it, however. Here’s some amusing responses to the incident from them on Twitter:
What’s worse is I’ve also seen several comments on social media suggesting Perez made a meal of it and dived. He may go down easily and is lightweight, but I don’t think many of us would’ve come off too well if a 6ft 4′ Willy Boly elbowed us in the face.
We shot ourselves in the foot and defended horrifically for the two Wolves goals, but it’s a shame to see quite a few refusing to take off their gold tinted spectacles – even after their own manager admitted it was foul.
And to make matters worse, this happened around the away end on Sunday..