Rio Ferdinand and four top pundits slammed referee’s decision to give Chelsea a second penalty

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Referee Felix Zwayer’s decision to give Chelsea a second penalty, seems to have caused a lot of controversy among many pundits.

Rennes defender Dalbert was shocked to have received a second yellow card as well as the referee’s decision to award a penalty, with many deeming it wrong and harsh.

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand was among those not in support of the decision.

Speaking at half time, Rio Ferdinand said: “This is a disgrace. I can’t believe it. This is ruining football.

“The kid blocks the ball, you can’t get your hands down once the ball hits your foot and ricochets, and the referee goes and look at it, takes his time, and still gives the penalty. It’s a disgrace.

“How can we have rules that go one way in the Premier League and one way in the Champions League, it doesn’t make sense. It confuses the players and us here.

“We haven’t got a clue what is going on when a referee makes a decision and when he’s looking at the monitor we don’t know which way it’s going to go because it’s so vague. “

Other pundits and reporters also joined in slamming the decision.

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