PGMOL to investigate assistant referee elbow on Robertson

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PGMOL will investigate the elbow incident by assistant referee Constantine Hatzidakis on Andrew Robertson.

The Professional Game Match Officials Ltd. (PGMOL), the body responsible for match officials across English football, will investigate an alleged elbow by assistant referee Constantine Hatzidakis on Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson during Sunday’s Premier League match against Arsenal.

As the teams left the pitch for the half-time whistle, Robertson approached Hatzidakis and grabbed his arm. Television replays appeared to suggest the assistant raised his elbow and caught Robertson in the face.

The Scotland international was incensed, and he was booked by referee Paul Tierney in the aftermath.

A statement read: “PGMOL is aware of an incident involving assistant referee Constantine Hatzidakis and Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson at half-time during the Liverpool v Arsenal fixture at Anfield. We will review the matter in full once the game has concluded.”

No action was taken at half-time, and the assistant continued to run the line in the second half.

Liverpool came back from two goals down to claim a dramatic 2-2 draw and after the match manager Jurgen Klopp shed little light on the incident.

“I didn’t see it,” Klopp said. “I heard that the pictures speak for themselves, but I can’t speak about it because I didn’t see it.”

 

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