LIVID Chelsea fans have started a petition to try to prevent Anthony Taylor from refereeing any more of their matches.
Blues supporters were furious that both Spurs’ goals in yesterday’s 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge had not found a VAR.
Referee Taylor waved play when Kai Havertz was knocked down by Rodrigo Bentancourt, and Pierre-Emile Hojberg equalized moments later.
Chelsea fans and boss Thomas Tuchel were furious that he had not made a mistake against the German, while Richarlison also appeared to block Edward Mendy’s sighting of the goal from an offside position.
Then came Spurs’ second goal after Christian Romero grabbed a handful of Marc Cucurella’s hair and pulled him to the ground.
An angry Blues fan made a file petition After the full-time whistle to try to prevent Taylor from handing over Chelsea matches in the future.
Some believe it’s not the first time that Manchester-born Taylor has been wrong in their matches.
The petition mentioned decisions Taylor made in previous Chelsea matches that fans believe are against them.
It proved to be an instant hit – garnering nearly 75,000 signatures within 12 hours of being prepared.
She described it: “Anthony Taylor has continued to make big decisions against Chelsea over the years in the big games.
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“Taylor has an agenda against Chelsea and should not be allowed to run a game in which the club is involved again.”
Blues coach Tuchel also criticized Taylor after the match.
Taylor gave two yellow cards to Tuchel and Tottenham Hotspur, Antonio Conte, after they collided during the match, before sending them off when they hit again full time.
Tuchel was set to be suspended for one match due to the expulsion, but he is also reported to be facing further punishment from the Football Association for his comments to the referee.
When asked about Taylor’s fan anger, Tuchel replied: “I don’t think only some fans think that: I can assure you our dressing room, everyone thinks so.
“It’s not just the fans. You know the players, they know what happens when they’re on the field. They know it.”
Asked if Chelsea’s players were worried when Taylor was refereeing their matches, Tuchel replied: “Yes, of course.”
When he was told he was ready to be stopped on the touchline, Tuchel replied: “Very good! I can’t train but the referee can blow the whistle in the next match.”
Tuchel said none of Spurs’ goals in the thrilling match was supposed to hold, and said he had “no words” for the management.
The German was furious: “I can’t understand how the first goal is not offside and I can’t understand since when players can pull other people’s hair and stay on the field and attack in the last corner.
“This is, to me, without any explanation and I don’t want to accept it.
“I have no words for that. I’m curious to know the explanation but both goals shouldn’t go on so this is a fair result. We were great and deserved to win.”