‘Not a very good advert’ - Ex-Premier League ref slams Yerry Mina’s actions vs Manchester City
The Colombian defender was involved in an altercation with Aymeric Laporte.
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Mina started for the second game in a row following his impressive performance against Brighton last time out, but he was involved in a moment of madness with City’s Aymeric Laporte.
The pair collided in the box after a corner as Laporte was seen fending off Mina in an aggresive manner, who then fell theatrically to the ground.
Gallagher was not a fan of the incident when speaking on Sky Sports News’ Ref Watch on Monday morning, disregarding the Everton defender’s behaviour.
“He certainly didn’t hit him in the face where he goes down like that, it’s almost like a fly swat. What we haven’t seen is he’s [Laporte] grabbed hold of him and said ‘get off me’ and suddenly he’s been punched in the face which certainly didn’t happen.
“It’s not a very good advert.” Gallagher concluded.
Sue Smith also agreed claiming the former Barcelona defender had ‘gone down too easily’ whilst former Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson believes that Mina had been nipping the Spanish defender around his stomach which caused him to react.
Footage shows Laporte pulling up his jersey to show the referee the supposed marks from Mina.
The 28-year-old’s contract is up at the end of the season and having only played 506 minutes across all competitions this season, all signs point towards an exit this summer - no matter the outcome of their relegation battle.