Redknapp hits out at call to use Coote as VAR in Man City vs Leicester

‘He had a nightmare earlier and is not doing much better here’: Jamie Redknapp hits out at call to use David Coote – the SAME VAR who decided against red card for Spurs’ Giovani Lo Celso for stamp vs Chelsea – for Manchester City’s trip to Leicester

  • David Coote was in the Stockley Park booth for two games on Saturday 
  • Coote failed to send off Tottenham midfielder Giovani Lo Celso after his stamp 
  • VAR has since admitted that it was a mistake not to send him off against Chelsea 
  • He then chose not to overturn an apparent handball from Kevin De Bruyne 

Jamie Redknapp has hit out at the decision to use David Coote as the Video Assistant Referee for the second time in a day, after he appeared to call another decision incorrectly.

Tottenham’s Giovani Lo Celso was not sent off after his stamp on Cesar Azpilicueta’s leg during Chelsea’s 2-1 win on Saturday lunchtime, for which Coote was also in the booth at Stockley Park.

VAR has since admitted it made a mistake for not giving the Spurs midfielder his marching orders, despite reviewing the incident for some time from multiple angles.

Jamie Redknapp was left infuriated that David Coote was VAR once again on Saturday

David Coote was in the booth at Stockley Park for Chelsea v Spurs and Man City v Leicester

But Coote then failed to overturn a handball claim in the late game against Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne from James Maddison’s free-kick.

The failure to award Leicester a penalty infuriated Redknapp, who believes Coote could have benefited from taking the evening off.  

‘He (David Coote) had a nightmare earlier (in Chelsea v Spurs). He is not doing much better here. He needed a little rest this evening,’ Redknapp said on Sky Sports.

And Coote failed to send Giovani Lo Celso off despite stamping on Cesar Azpilicueta’s leg

‘And he can’t see it was a red card earlier. That is a handball. He is putting his hands up to protect the moneymaker. 

‘Look at his hands, he is bringing his hands up to the moneymaker. You duck. 

‘He is the best player in the league but he does not want to get that ball in his face. It is as simple as that.

And then he failed to overturn a Kevin De Bruyne handball from James Maddison’s free-kick

Micah Richards concurred with his fellow pundit, claim that De Bruyne’s hands were not in a natural position. 

‘It is borderline because he is trying to cover his face. 

‘But like Jamie says they are in an unnatural position, he is trying to cover the moneymaker.’

Micah Richards appeared to concur with his fellow pundit on the De Bruyne handball


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