Against Watford this afternoon, at Craven Cottage, some might say that Fulham were lucky to have ten men on the pitch for the second half.
In a first-half Watford bossed, Timothy Fosu-Mensah produced a rash challenge on Troy Deeney that saw the young defender go over the top of the ball and catch the Watford striker on the shin.
The referee, Martin Atkinson, chose to issue Fosu-Mensah only a yellow card when, to be honest, it should have been a straight red.
After the game, Fosu-Mensah used social media to apologise for his poor tackle:
Good result in the end! We managed to make amends for a poor first half and came back stronger in the second! I want to apologise for my tackle on @T_Deeney . It was not intentional #COYW pic.twitter.com/1yZNU7xPX7
— Timothy fosu-mensah (@tfosumensah) September 22, 2018
Naturally, the posting from Fosu-Mensah has promoted a social media response from the Fulham support:
You don't say sorry for tackles here Timbo. Good game again, keep going lad.
— ManchUnited (@UdayM_) September 22, 2018
SO POLITE I LOVE U
— ¹⁰ (@RashfordCF) September 22, 2018
— Ade_MUFC (@adeckvick) September 22, 2018
Didn't think it was intentional. Hope you get more opportunities to help with the attacks. Keep working hard and keep giving Slav reasons to start you.
— AnOldBrownie (@AnOldBrownie) September 22, 2018
It looked like a lunge rather than malicious, but classy to apologise. You had a decent 2nd half mate, so did the rest of the boys.
— MK84 (@MKeeno84) September 22, 2018
Hard to disagree with the above, I’m sure it wasn’t intentional, but never-the-less the youngster was lucky.
But, what about the following comment:
MOTM today for me. Quality in defence, burst forward so well today
— Matthew Cooper (@mjcooper401) September 22, 2018
Was Fosu-Mensah your man-of the-match?
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