Tariq Lamptey Red Card

Why Tariq Lamptey Avoided a Red Card Despite Colliding with Mykhailo Mudryk in the Brighton vs Chelsea Match

The reason Tariq Lamptey wasn’t dismissed after an altercation with Mykhailo Mudryk has been made public. At the Amex Stadium on Wednesday night, during Brighton’s match versus Chelsea, the two crashed with one another.

Why was Tariq Lamptey not given a red card?

In the Seagulls’ half, Lamptey and Mudryk (Tariq Lamptey Mykhailo Incident) battled until the latter took an elbow to the jaw. The Blues winger collapsed to the ground while clutching his head, and emergency medical treatment was given to him right away.

The Video Assistant Referee, under the direction of Peter Bankes and his assistant James Mainwaring, examined the events at Stockley Park as Chelsea personnel attended to Mudryk, who stayed still.

‘No conclusive evidence’ led to a lengthy debate before the Brighton defender was declared not to have fouled.

A few minutes later, the West London team decided to substitute Christopher Nkunku for the Ukraine international due to a concussion. The recently-returned attacker from RB Leipzig had a brief appearance earlier this month against Nottingham Forest and West Ham.

The Premier League implemented concussion substitutes in February 2021. In a game, each team may substitute a player for a concussion up to two times after discussing with the team doctor of the club and the on-field referee.

What did the official statement say?

An official statement from the English top flight reads:

“Following extensive consultation with medical experts and National Associations to find ways to improve management of possible neurological head injuries in football matches, the IFAB have approved trials to use APCS.”

“The IFAB, who oversee the Laws of the Game, believe that where there is any doubt about a player having been concussed the players should be protected by being “permanently” removed from the match and to facilitate this, the player’s team should not suffer a numerical disadvantage by prioritising the player’s welfare.”

“Premier League clubs agreed in principle on 17 December 2020 to take part in the IFAB trial, using two APCSs for each match.”

In line with the Premier League’s guidelines, Mudryk’s recovery will be carefully monitored by the medical staff, and the formal post-match evaluations will decide whether he is available to resume training and competition.

The clubs must submit the medical information and reports within seven days of the player’s return to training or playing in the Premier League. This guarantees compliance with FA concussion guidelines as well as holistic care of the players.

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