Pitiful Pawson has been told he has to officiate Sunday’s Carabao Cup Final between Manchester City and Arsenal.
Sunday 25 February 2018
Carabao Cup Final
Manchester City v Arsenal
Kick off 4:30pm GMT
Live on TV within the UK on Sky Sports
? Carabao Cup (@Carabao_Cup) February 13, 2018
Gary Beswick & Adam Nunn
VAR & AVAR
Neil Swarbrick & Peter Kirkup
The same guy who issued yellow cards to Harry Kane and Alli for their fouls on Sterling and De Bruyne and who disallowed the goal against Arsenal in last season’s FA Cup semi-final.
Fills you with joy doesn’t it!
The 38-year-old self-confessed Sheffield United supporter has taken charge of 24 domestic and Europa League games and one 2018 World Cup qualifying match, and in doing so the Yorkshireman has brandished 85 yellow and four red cards.
As mentioned, the Wembley final will also use VAR technology.
Doesn’t really bode well with Pawson does it?
? Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) January 27, 2018
Are we sure this guy knows his yellows from his reds???
? Gary Parsons (@GaryParsons42) February 21, 2018
I`m not longer worried about who we play anymore it`s about what referee we get for the match Craig pawson ring a bell for Sunday 🙁#mcfc
? whatsapp sk (@CarlosAmponsah) February 21, 2018
Games involving MCFC (2017/18)
Saturday 16 December 2017
City 4-1 Tottenham
Otamendi and Delph received cautions.
Sunday 26 November
Huddersfield 1-2 City
Sane, David Silva and Fernandinho went into Pawson’s naughty book.
Saturday 14 October 2017
City 7-2 Stoke
It’s a miracle – no city player was booked.
As a final note, look who the FA have appointed for the @Carabao_Cup final on Sunday. Craig Pawson. Yes, the same Craig Pawson that ‘coincidentally’ refereed the FA Cup semi v Arsenal last year, and disallowed a perfectly good City goal, and we lost. Just a coincidence tho 🤔
? Craig Daniel (@Craig_MCFC) February 19, 2018
? The Offside Rule (@OffsideRulePod) February 16, 2018
@MCFC_TIOC Craig Pawson for the Cup final? Looks like somebody in high places has a problem with how good we are.
? Anthony Nolan (@antosarmy) February 14, 2018
Is there really anything else for me to say?
Come on CITY!