Good Morning Fear The Wall
Apparently Borussia Dortmund are really, really mad about the red card that Mats Hummels received yesterday. So much so, they’re considering legal action!
I can’t really blame them for pursuing action to get the red card overturned, but beyond that I don’t really know what could realistically come of this. It was a terrible call, and I don’t think the suspension will be upheld.
That said, I don’t think it was on Michael Oliver really. I get his call. It did look like a potential red in real-time. The problem comes when VAR takes a look, and not only does it confirm the call, but clearly did so with sufficient conviction that Oliver didn’t feel the need to go check the monitor. I know there’s a lot of hate being thrown Oliver’s way right now, and I understand why, but I think the real issue was the glaring error that the official manning VAR made.
Marius Wolf Out for Several Weeks
Marius Wolf is the latest body chucked on the pile. Another player with another muscle injury.
It’s a real shame for BVB and for Marius Wolf, who was getting his first consistent minutes in the first team since joining the club. At the beginning of the season I doubt anyone would have predicted that him picking up a muscle injury in the season would feel like a big loss to the team, but here we are. Get well soon Marius!
The Daily Buzz
Since everyone is having a total normal one, how long do you think Michael Oliver needs to spend in prison to make up for his decision yesterday? And what about Anthony? Do you think he should be permanently suspended and sent away to live at sea?