Ryan Giggs is calling for more protection for flare players such as Adnan Januzaj in the wake of Tuesday night.
During the game against Manchester United and Hull City, David Meyler stamped on the United youngsters leg during a tackle. It was poorly missed placed however, TV cameras clearly show the Tiger's man to be a guilty party - it was a highly dangerous situation which could have led to a serious injury.
Not actioned at the time by referee Craig Pawson, many felt justice would occur after the match, with Meyler possibly receiving a retrospective ban which would see him miss the FA Cup final against Arsenal next week.
Mr Pawson however, has admitted to seeing the incident which has left the FA unable to sanction Meyler. This is not the first occasion this season that Januzaj has fallen foul to a stamping incident. In November, Fulham's Sascha Riether was banned for three matches after accepting an FA violent conduct charge due to a tackle on the 19-year-old.
Yet, this time the culprit walks away without any action being taken. In an interview in the Daily Mail, Ryan Giggs said: "I didn't see it but I've seen his leg. It's the second time it has happened to him this season. It's not great to see, and it's terrible his leg. He needs protecting. He's a brilliant, exciting player and the authorities need to sort it out."
Back in 2009, it was reported that one of the reasons for Cristiano Ronaldo leaving the Premier League was due to a lack of protection from referees which, can ultimately be sort after elsewhere in Europe.
So the question is - if players of this calibre are not more protected by the referees, will we lose such talent to Europe?
The answer is probably no. The English league will remain one of the greatest in the world however, incidents like this need to be stamped out of the game - no pun intended.
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