Brentford fans are calling for the Football Association to take a closer look at television footage following David Luiz’s dangerous shoulder-charge on Jake Reeves during Chelsea’s FA Cup clash with Brentford.
Replays show the Brazilian defender cynically ‘taking out’ the Bees substitute after the ball had been played, leaving Reeves unconscious and unable to finish the match. With Chelsea already four goals to the good, and with the game being played in a good spirit, the unprovoked foul certainly deserved more than a yellow card.
Brentford manager, Uwe Rossler, said after the match: “Jake is fine, he wanted to continue but our medical staff said it was better that he didn’t…” David Luiz made an appearance in the away dressing room after the match to apologise, but some are hoping the matter will not be left there.
If a Brentford player had committed the same foul on a Chelsea player then I’m sure there would be recriminations.