Chelsea fans erupt when Raheem Sterling is refused a penalty with NO VAR after a Brentford shove, with fans declaring that “refereeing is finished.”
CHELSEA fans were enraged after VAR disregarded Raheem Sterling’s penalty appeal.
Tweets from Blues fans flooded X, with even an ARSENAL fan believing it should have been called.
“[You know] the refereeing is finished when I’m calling for a Chelsea penalty.”
The incident occurred midway through the first half of Chelsea’s 2-0 setback at the hands of local rivals Brentford, the club’s first defeat in four games in all competitions.
Cole Palmer floated a wonderful cross into the box, and Sterling raced to meet it.
Mads Roerslev, who made no attempt to touch the ball, then appeared to shove the English winger from behind.
The protests of the home crowd were ignored, and VAR, too, dismissed the penalty appeal after a brief review.
Mauricio Pochettino clashed with a spectator who yelled at Nicolas Jackson during the first half as the Blues huffed and puffed but failed to produce another clear-cut chance.
Despite Chelsea having 70% control at home, Ethan Pinnock punished them after an hour with a stunning header.
The massive defender arrived late at the back post to force home a header just inside the six-yard box, giving Brentford a 1-0 lead.
The Blues’ final-third woes persisted, and they were punished when pursuing a late equaliser, with Bryan Mbeumo tapping into an empty net after Robert Sanchez ventured forward for a corner.