Graeme Souness has slammed Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson for his treatment of Premier League referees
When it comes to telling Premier League officials what they think, Graeme Souness believes Andy Robertson is among the “most guilty.”
In a shocking turn of events during last Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Arsenal at Anfield, the Liverpool left-back appeared to be elbowed in the face by assistant referee Constantine Hatzidakis.
A closer look revealed that Robertson had touched Hatzidakis, despite the referee assistant’s claim that he was merely removing his arm from the Scotland captain. Since then, it has been confirmed that the official will not be charged further.
Souness, a former midfielder for Liverpool, blamed Robertson for the altercation and advised against making physical contact with officials.
According to Souness in the Daily Mail, “Robbo is among the most guilty when it comes to Premier League players letting the officials have it.” “Then, to make matters worse, he put an arm on Hatzidakis.
“No matter how slight the contact may have been, you should never touch a public servant out of anger or criticism. Not back then. not right now. And for that reason, I feel sorry for the linesman in this situation. He is not throwing an elbow in my opinion.
“What I observe is a reflexive reaction that commands, ‘Get away. Move along. This official was left for dead by his colleagues in the days that followed. By the way, Hatzidakis is not someone I want to receive a proper elbow from. He obviously spends a lot of time working out in the gym.
But I don’t believe this incident has been addressed with common sense. Not just with football, but with the rest of the world as well. Everyone overreacts in their responses.