England legend Neil Back has spoken a lot of sense after Sergio Aguero was criticised for touching assistant referee Sian Massey-Ellis.
The Manchester City forward was pictured placing his hand on Massey-Ellis’ shoulder during the first half of Manchester City’s 1-0 defeat of Arsenal on Saturday.
Under rules introduced in 2016 players can be cautioned or sent off for touching match officials depending on the nature of the incident, but Aguero’s actions went unpunished.
The former England flanker, whose son Fin signed a professional contract with Nottingham Forest last October, shared his opinion on social media.
“In my opinion if the official were male some wouldn’t be making the same observations, they can’t have their cake and eat it,” wrote Back.
“Also, credit to the official for not making a fuss about it but I believe Aguero should be reminded of his position & the huge influence he has down the tier.”
Neil Back selects his six England back-rowers for Autumn
Rugby legend Neil Back has weighed in on the England back-row debate as Eddie Jones continues to contemplate his no end of options.
At the moment, there are realistically 12 contenders for just six spots in the Aussies next squad, which he’ll announce next month.
He’s gone with:
1. Tom Curry
- Born June 15, 1998, Hounslow
- Current age 22
- Major teams England Under-20s, Sale Sharks, England
- Position Flanker
- Height 6 ft 1 in
- Weight 242 lb
DID YOU KNOW? It is true that along with his brother he had a trial at Manchester City, who the twins support, but that was scuppered by Tom scoring an own goal. Probably for the best in the end.