Leicester City and Arsenal played out a goalless draw at the King Power Stadium on Saturday. One of the biggest highlights of the game was when Mark Clattenburg refused to give what appeared to many a clear penalty.
In the dying stages of the game, Leicester City striker Ahmed Musa wormed his way past Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin. The Spaniard, however, clipped him on the heels and brought him down in the penalty area, an error which referee Mark Clattenburg felt did not deserve a penalty.
The decision has provoked criticism from fans and pundits alike.
Mark Clattenburg gets yet another key decision wrong in yet another prominent game. New Premier League season, same old errors. #LeiArs
— Duncan Castles (@DuncanCastles) August 20, 2016
How can Clattenburg not see that as a penalty? Nice tattoos though.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 20, 2016
— Jack (@jackworthy13) August 20, 2016
Clattenburg needs to take a log hard look in the mirror tonight though. Appalling.
— Dolbz (@jackdolbyyy) August 20, 2016
The decision-making by the English referee has now prompted many to sarcastically label him as Arsenal’s new summer signing.
— Paetrk (@patric_githaiga) August 20, 2016
Looks like Arsene Wenger did make a signing this summer after all. Mark Clattenburg. Absolute shocker
— Billy B (@BillyB900) August 20, 2016
@Arsenal Announce Clattenburg
— Anis Youssfi (@Anis_Yous) August 20, 2016
Wenger seems to have solved his defensive problems. Mark Clattenburg is the new signing
— Oluwaseun (@iamsnezy) August 20, 2016
— Ajik solomon (@jiksonsule) August 20, 2016
— Tanee Romeo (@OFFICIAL_Tanee) August 20, 2016
Wenger did good signing Clattenburg this season, should get the team atleast 6 points
— Wolff (@fukWade) August 20, 2016
— Pete Quinn (@CoachPeteQuinn) August 20, 2016
Arsenal’s man of the match was Mark Clattenburg #LeiArs
— Sho Rahman (@Sho_Rahman) August 20, 2016
‘I didn’t see anything wrong with that’ – Mark Clattenburg pic.twitter.com/wmjM01TYfI
— jack bull (@Jack_I_Bull) August 20, 2016