By Alan Hutton

3rd Nov, 2022 | 8:46am

Aleksandar Mitrovic 'a lucky boy' asEverton footage re-analysed - pundit

Alan Hutton has claimed Aleksandar Mitrovic is a “lucky boy” to not have been sent off in Fulham’s 0-0 draw with Everton.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Tottenham and Aston Villa right-back said the incident could have gone either way but there was warrant for a red card.

As shown on Sky Sports (31 October), the 28-year-old was booked for a challenge on Idrissa Gana Gueye where he appeared to stamp on the leg of the Toffees midfielder.

Referee John Brooks was in full view of the challenge and didn’t deem it worthy of a red card and VAR official Darren England chose not to intervene.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the game (29 October), Frank Lampard called out the decision claiming it was a blatant red card.

Hutton insisted the incident was subjective and could have gone either way.

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This is the problem, it is about what everybody thinks,” he told Football Insider.

I might think it is a red, someone else might think it is a yellow. I think it is high, it is dangerous, there was force behind it. So of course there is warrant for a red card but it just really depends how you look at it.

I think it is probably just a yellow. I would have given him a yellow. Because they got up and played on, the game moved on. It just depends on how you look at it. It could really have gone either way so he is probably a lucky boy.

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