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Sergio Aguero unpunished after accosting assistant referee Sian Massey-Ellis during Man City win

Sergio Aguero goes unpunished after accosting assistant referee Sian Massey-Ellis as he disputes a throw-in during Manchester City’s victory over Arsenal

  • Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero disputed a throw-in with Sian Massey-Ellis
  • As the striker walked past Massey-Ellis he grabbed her on the shoulder
  • Aguero went unpunished despite rules coming in 2016 protecting officials 

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero escaped punishment after grabbing assistant referee Sian Massey-Ellis during their 1-0 win over Arsenal.

The Argentine forward was disputing a throw-in decision which went against him during the game.

He spoke to Massey-Ellis as she pointed her flag in favour of Arsenal, before briefly grabbing her shoulder as she walked up the touchline.

Sergio Aguero complained to assistant referee Sian Massey-Ellis over a throw-in decision

Aguero was perhaps fortunate to escape unpunished after he grabbed her shoulder

Aguero was perhaps fortunate to escape unpunished after he grabbed her shoulder

Replays showed the ball coming off Aguero and some believe he was fortunate not to receive a red card for the incident.

New rules were…