Sergio Aguero’s behaviour has been branded “completely unacceptable” by Labour MP Dr Rosena Allin-Khan after the Manchester City striker put his arm on assistant referee Sian Massey-Ellis’ shoulder.
In the half of City’s Premier League clash against Arsenal at the Etihad on Saturday, Aguero disputed a throw-in decision on the touchline which Massey-Ellis – the highest flight’s only female match official – was overseeing.
Aguero wasn’t proud of Massey-Ellis’ decision to award a throw-in to Arsenal, and argued the decision before putting his hand on her shoulder because the pair began to steer back toward the halfway line.
The City forward wasn’t punished by referee Chris Kavanagh, who could have elected to point out Aguero either a yellow or a red card for touching a match official.
But Labour MP Dr Rosena Allin-Khan condemned Aguero’s actions, quote-tweeting a video of the incident along side her own message stating: “Who does Aguero think he is? Completely unacceptable”.
Who does Aguero think he is?
— Dr Rosena Allin-Khan (@DrRosena) October 17, 2020
Piers Morgan also voiced his opinion on Twitter, writing: “Erm, what is Aguero doing here? And why wasn’t he sent off for it?”
City coach Pep Guardiola sought to downplay the incident following the game, telling reporters: “Come on guys. Sergio is the nicest person I have ever met in my life. Look for problems in other situations, not in this one.”