Calls for ban for Marcos Rojo as defender appears to stamp on Eden Hazard
It's been just over a week since Tyrone Mings was hit with a five-game ban for his stamp on Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The Bournemouth full-back continues to deny that the stamp was intentional but the Football Association's dim view on that type of incident is clear for all to see as Ibrahimovic received a lesser suspension for his elbow on Mings in the moments immediately after the stamp.
And now Ibrahimovic's Manchester United teammate, Marcos Rojo, could be in similar hot water as fans are calling for retrospective action to be taken against the defender for what appears to be a stamp towards the end of United's FA Cup quarter-final defeat to Chelsea on Monday night.
Rojo didn't have a bad game for United by any means and didn't fall victim to Diego Costa's notorious tactics as referee Michael Oliver rightly saw nothing in a coming-together in the box.
But perhaps Rojo was lucky to escape punishment for an incident involving Blues' winger Eden Hazard at the very death.
After clipping Hazard's heels, Rojo's studs were driven into the Belgian international's midriff, which you can see below.
— Jake Heasman (@jakeheasman) March 13, 2017
And from another angle...
Intent is all but impossible to comprehensively judge but the footage does seem to show the Argentine use downward momentum with his right foot.
And considering the suspension that Mings faced last week, calls were loud and abundant for Rojo to suffer a similar fate.
Rojo stamp on Hazard far more clear cut than Mings - surely now gets 5-game ban
— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) March 13, 2017
So with the Rojo stamp, we could be without Ibra and Rojo for 3 PL games and Herrera for 2. Not a good fortnight for United.
— Hesham Bilal-Hafiz (@hesham786) March 13, 2017
Mings got a 5 match ban for stamping on Zlatan I wonder how many games Rojo will be banned for stamping on hazard #CFC
— One punch man (@_ChelseaHolic) March 13, 2017
Rojo ban incoming. Well overdue if we're being honest.
— Dale (@Dale_MUFC_) March 14, 2017
I'm assuming a 5 match ban for the stamp by Rojo @FA
— Billy Campbell (@BillyCampbell_1) March 13, 2017
How are the FA gonna worm out of giving a 5 game ban to Rojo? They have set the precedent.
— Paul O Keefe (@pokeefe1) March 13, 2017
@FA what about Rojo stamping on Hazard at the end of the game hope thats looked at after mings got a 5 game ban someone will get badly hurt
— Trevor (@trevorlisa) March 13, 2017
What about the Rojo clear stamp there though ? Five game ban on the way @FA, doubt it when the mancs are involved, not even a mention
— Wayne (@__Wayno__) March 13, 2017