Chelsea’s Nicolas Jackson Avoids Punishment for Rash Tackle on Arsenal’s Takehiro Tomiyasu

Chelsea’s Nicolas Jackson Avoids Punishment for Rash Tackle on Arsenal’s Takehiro Tomiyasu

Byron Pillay
April 23, 2024 at 9:55 PM
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Is Nicolas Jackson lucky to be on the pitch against Arsenal?

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The Chelsea star committed a horrible tackle on Takehiro Tomiyasu during Chelsea’s game against Arsenal, but wasn’t penalised for it.

Nicolas Jackson was lucky to remain on the pitch after a nasty tackle.
Football fans believe that Nicolas Jackson should have been shown a red for his tackle on Takehiro Tomiyasu. Darren Walsh.
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The Senegalese striker committed the offence within the first ten minutes of the game, with his side already 1-0 down.

Despite the serious-looking nature of the tackle, the referee failed to penalise the player, and VAR didn’t step in either.

Fans have since weighed in on the tackle, with some saying it would have made no difference if Chelsea were reduced to 10 men.

The club suffered a 5-0 defeat against their London rivals, compounding their woes.

Here’s how fans reacted to the question of whether Jackson should have been sent off.


“Yes, it’s a red card…honestly, this is coming from a Chelsea fan.


“Red card. Curtis Jones did this against Spurs, but he was sent off.”


“Indeed. Could have saved him the embarrassment of those misses.”
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Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.