I've looked at the incident a number of times. Was it deliberate? I don't know. Only Mings will know. He has had previous apparently.
Wasn't aimed at getting Mings banned.
Was aimed at the FA totally turning a blind eye.
I think it's got less than 15 signatures so it won't be changing the world of football today.
If that happened in any other walk of life (and twice) the Police would be involved, never mind a body that is in charge of looking after the affairs of the game. Accidental or not.
The FA have ignored their own rules in the past have they not?
There was an elbow on the Spurs player v Leicester or was it the other way round? Also, I know the referee saw ghd elbow from Fadz v Wolves, he was looking straight at it (we were sat next to each other).
It is a protectionist system. One designed to not question the referee's integrity.
Rugby changed it by miking up the referees and touch judges and letting the crowd listen.
It won't happen in football.
As for the incident, I've not seen it at full speed, but proving intent beyond reasonable doubt would be difficult. Then again suggesting that someone was from Korea was only proven on the balance of probabilities.
Same with the VAR thing. Mentioned last night on the FA cup replay last night, clear hand ball in the pen box by Boro player ref looking straight at it, waves play on. A clear hand ball if ever I've seen one and one VAR would have spotted but is it still up to the ref to call it?
Anyway the question arose on the use of VAR, why some matches are covered in the FA cup and some are not worthy or difficult to monitor. It's comes into the realms of not a fair playing field, could mean one side stays in or goes out on these poor decisions whilst others get the benefit of another look see by way of a separate ref looking on. Well done Newport BTW.
With the Mings incident I didn't see many Reading players getting too uptight about the aledged stamp, so maybe it wasn't.