Anthony Taylor, a Premier League referee and international referee, has been relegated to the Championship League (second tier) for unfairly awarding a penalty kick to Hwang Hee-chan, according to the Express and Star, a British newspaper.
Hwang Hee-chan started as a left-back in the 10th round match of the 2023/24 Premier League season against Newcastle United at Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton, England, on March 29.
In the 47th minute of first-half stoppage time, with the score tied 1-1, Hwang conceded a penalty kick while defending.
After defending a corner kick, Hwang picked up a loose ball, took one touch, and was approached by Fabian Schaer.
Hwang checked his opponent and touched the ground to take the kick.
However, Cher made contact as he fell, folding his ankle to draw a foul.
Hwang wagged his finger in frustration, but Taylor didn’t check the on-field monitor and awarded the penalty.
Callum Wilson converted, and Wolverhampton went into halftime trailing 1-2. Hwang made it 2-2 in the 26th minute of the second half with a left-footed shot after a fantastic folding move.
“It’s hard to say, but I didn’t touch (Cher) at all, I just kicked the ground,” Hwang told Sky Sports after the game. “Cher came to block it, so I stopped.
But the referee gave me a penalty.”
“After half-time, my teammates encouraged me to believe in myself. But I wanted to do more for the team and I was happy to get the goal back.” 카지노사이트777″
Wolverhampton manager Gary O’Neill also expressed his frustration with Hwang’s penalty in the post-match press conference, calling it a “scandalous decision”.
“While the refereeing body (PGMOL) has not formally apologized to Wolverhampton, the decision, which has been publicly criticized by fans and commentators, will see Taylor demoted for a few games.
He will take charge of Preston’s upcoming Championship match against Coventry City on Saturday.”
It will be the first time in four years that Taylor has officiated in the second tier since 2019.
Taylor has since been assigned as a VAR for the Premier League Round 11 match between Luton Town and Liverpool at Kenilworth Road on June 6 (1:30pm) and is no longer officiating in the top flight this week.
Taylor began refereeing in 2002 and made his Premier League debut in 2010.
He has been licensed by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) since 2013 and continues to work on the international stage.
We know him best from his refereeing duties at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, where he officiated against South Korea and Ghana.
Taylor drew the ire of South Korean soccer fans when he ended the game without awarding a corner kick, even though there were still 30 seconds of stoppage time remaining.
The national team players also protested fiercely.
Lee Kang-in, Kim Young-kwon, Son Heung-min, and other players who were closest to the penalty spot rushed over and demanded to know why the corner kick was not awarded.
On top of all that, head coach Paulo Bento ran to Taylor on behalf of the players.
Taylor showed Ventura a red card, forcing Ventura to watch the next game against Portugal from the stands instead of the bench.