While the incident was not shown on the match day highlights but everyone was certain that the FA will launch an investigation and Lukaku would be slapped with a three-match ban. And both Arsenal and Manchester City fans were particularly happy about this because the ban would have meant that the Belgian would miss games against both these clubs.
Well now the decision is out and to many people’s surprise, Romelu Lukaku escaped a ban for his kick. Romelu Lukaku escaped a ban and hence he is in contention to play the game against Watford on Tuesday.
And many football fans are outraged over the double standards of the FA and have been pointing out to the ban of Everton’s Oumar Niasse for diving.
ROMELU LUKAKU ESCAPES A BAN: REACTIONS
No idea how Lukaku escapes a ban. Hardly dangerous, but it's a red card in modern football. No consistency.
— Front Foot Football (@FrontFootFooty) November 27, 2017
See it's one rule for one and one for another. How did lukaku get away with that? Oh I forgot it's Man Utd
— Johnny Pye (@ted11bovis) November 27, 2017
How has Lukaku got away with that!? Any #MUFC fans genuinely think what he did was acceptable?
— Jonathan Bailey (@bailj018) November 27, 2017
Explain how Lukaku didn’t face retrospective action for that 👀
— Lewis (@LfcLB) November 27, 2017
I’m really not sure how that Lukaku’s kick out has gone unpunished.
— Aade (@AadesiyanD) November 27, 2017