How Holland reacted to Chelsea’s 4-4 draw against Ajax

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Chelsea fought back from three goals down to draw 4-4 against Ajax on Tuesday night at Stamford Bridge.

Ajax centre-backs Joel Veltman and Danny Blind were sent off in the game for second bookable offences.

According to former Chelsea player Bolo Zenden, fans in Holland have been complaining about the referee’s performance.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Zenden said: “In Holland, where most the people are for Ajax, they’re all complaining about the referee and that Chelsea were given an opportunity to come back into the game.

“In all fairness, Chelsea did well after Ajax went down by two men.

“But if Blind is on a yellow card why take the risk of getting a second yellow? The second yellow for Veltman is a bit harsh; you are already getting a penalty so why also send him off. That was a bit harsh.

“But other than that, Chelsea fought their way back into the game.”

I see no complaint about the referee’s decisions. Blind deserved a yellow card for his wild tackle on Tammy Abraham and according to new Champions League rules, if the ball hits the arm of the defender, whether intentional or not, it’s a penalty and a yellow card is always given.

So why blame the referee for applying the law?

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