The Man United midfielder yanked his opponent back by his hair during Wednesday’s 2-2 draw at Old Trafford, but was not booked
Alan Brazil clashed with former Arsenal man Adrian Clarke on Thursday’s Sports Breakfast show over Marouane Fellaini’s hair pull on Gunners midfielder Matteo Guendouzi.
Manchester United’s Fellaini yanked the Gunners ace back by his flowing mane during Wednesday night’s 2-2 draw at Old Trafford, but somehow escaped a booking from the referee.
While not clear at full speed, video replays of the incident showed Fellaini – who recently shaved off his trademark afro – stop Guendouzi by grabbing hold of his hair and violently yanking him back.
Referee Andre Marriner whistled for a free kick but did not book the United player.
Footballer-turned-broadcaster Clarke was outraged by Fellaini’s actions and insisted the Belgian deserved to be sent off and should now be hit with a retrospective ban.
But Sports Breakfast host Alan Brazil disagreed, and said pulling a player’s hair is the same as pulling his shirt.
Asked about the incident on Thursday morning’s show, Adrian Clarke said: “That’s a red, isn’t it?”
Alan Brazil replied: “Pulling the hair is like pulling the shirt isn’t it? It’s a yellow card.”
Clarke: “Well it’s not, it’s worst than pulling your shirt isn’t it.”
Brazil: “No it’s not! Why?”
Clarke: “Well, it hurts doesn’t it.”
Brazil: “Oh get lost, you tart!”
Clarke: “What so, you don’t mind if everyone just goes around pulling one another’s hair, that’s fine?”
Brazil: “No, someone pulls your arm, pulls your shirt that’s a yellow card, the same as pulling your hair. So you want a red card, do you?”
Clarke: “I don’t think he should get away with it.”
Brazil: “It’s a yellow card, the same as pulling a shirt.”
Clarke: “I think it’s quite serious, you cant have that kind of thing.”
Brazil: “Honestly, what is wrong with you?”
Listen to the exchange IN FULL below…