Pep Guardiola backed Sergio Aguero after criticism of the Manchester City striker.AFP
Pep Guardiola backed Sergio Aguero after the Manchester City striker was criticized for putting his hand on the back of assistant referee Sion Massey-Ellis in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Arsenal. Aguero disputed a throw-in call against him in the first half of the Premier League at Etihad Stadium. After arguing his case with Massey-Ellis, Aguro briefly placed his hand around the female assistant referee’s shoulder as she began to walk away. The Argentine star, who has been playing his first game since June after knee surgery, has been criticized on social media, and his former teammate Mika Micah Richards said on Sky Sports that Guerrero should know “better”.
According to the rules introduced in 201, players can be alerted according to the type of incident or the match official can be sent to touch officials.
But City’s all-time record was acquitted, and at a post-match press conference, Guardiola told reporters: “Oh come on. Sergio is the best man I’ve ever met.
“Look at the problem not only like this but in other situations.”