Liverpool smashed Stuttgart 3-0 in a preseason friendly yesterday but the match was clouded by a cowardly shove from Joe Gomez on Stuttgart’s Erik Thommy.
When running for the ball near the touch line, Gomez gave Erik a shove in the back which launched Erik in the advertisement board and news has just broke that Erik broke his elbow and will now need surgery.
What do you think of this?
— VfB Stuttgart_int (@VfB_int) August 23, 2020
Fans across Europe are not happy with this and are saying that if this was the other way around from a Stuttgart player on Mo Salah then there would be outrage.
Imagine one of the Stuttgart players doing this to Salah in a preseason match. Absolute trash sportsmanship from Joe Gomez. https://t.co/h7zdbMvMp5
— JP (@AirJapes) August 23, 2020
For me, he's made zero attempt to play the ball, only intention is to make contact with the other player. The lad with the ball is already heading off the pitch, away from danger. Surely just stick tight to him and win the ball … Or just send him flying I guess.
— Aran (@eskimo_sheep) August 23, 2020