Chelsea star, Mason Mount has faulted referee’s decision to have issued a red card to AC Milan defender, Fikayo Tomori during their Champions League win at AC Milan.
Tomori,was red carded during the game on Tuesday after tugging Mount back by the shoulder inside the box.
The England international also gave away a penalty in the process which was slotted in by Jorginho.
However, in a chat with the Club’s official website, the England international said that it should have been a yellow card.
“He’s obviously my mate, I’ve known Fik for a very long time and I felt for him in that situation, I was gutted for him.
“I don’t think it was a sending-off. Was it a penalty? Maybe yes.
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“I felt him trying to pull me back, but I was running to goal so I wasn’t going to go down and I felt like I could still have an opportunity to score.
“I’m an honest player and I want to try to score a goal and he pulled me back a little bit, but I feel for him for that decision. It’s a tough one.
“So I carried on going, didn’t score and then obviously the ref blew up and gave a pen straight away. I was probably a bit surprised at the time because I’ve still gone through and had a shot.”
Mount has been best friends with fellow England international Declan Rice since childhood. Mount supports Portsmouth, citing former Portsmouth players such as Peter Crouch, Jermain Defoe and Nwankwo Kanu as his footballing heroes whilst growing up. He attended Purbrook Park School in Waterlooville. In 2021, Mount became a patron of the charity Together for Short Lives.
Mount was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire. His father, Tony, was a former non-league footballer who later coached local clubs, including Havant Town. As a child, Mount played locally for Boarhunt Rovers and United Services Portsmouth. In 2003, at age 4, he spent one day a week training in the academies at Portsmouth and Chelsea. Citing Frank Lampard, Luka Modrić and Andrés Iniesta as his favourite players, Mount eventually joined Chelsea in 2005.
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