Preston North End got the better of Sheffield Wednesday today at Deepdale in a very tight encounter.
It was Tony Pulis’ first game in charge at the Owls and he set his stall out as expected, going defensively solid and things were going to plan until a moment of madness from Josh Windass.
The Wednesday attacker booted Joe Rafferty in the chest to get himself sent off after just 17 minutes, and it was always going to be difficult for the away side from there.
Pulis’ men couldn’t hold on for long after the start of the second half, as Tom Barkhuizen’s goal was the only one of the game on 48 minutes, after returning goalkeeper Keiren Westwood punched the ball straight into his path.
However the red card, nor the winning goal has ended up being the main talking point on social media.
During a Sheffield Wednesday corner in the second half, Preston right back Darnell Fisher seemed to have his hand in a very inappropriate place on the body of Owls forward Callum Paterson.
Check the evidence out for yourself – it’s very bizarre.
— Chris Robinson (@ChrisIRobinson) November 21, 2020
Not one grab by Fisher, but two!
Paterson didn’t seem to take too much issue with it, but many people on Twitter did, seeing both the funny side of it but also the confused, and then the downright offended.
@EFL if I did that In public I would expect to be arrested, it’s sexual assault and has no place in football, anybody who thinks this is acceptable in any circumstances, shouldn’t be allowed out in public, bet you do nothing about it!
— Ian Fletcher (@ifletch78) November 21, 2020
That should result in a ban.
— Darran (@DazPross) November 21, 2020
Bit weird init
— Brianmoore_02 🦉 (@Brian1867x) November 21, 2020
— #hellomynameis Matt (@DrMatthew83) November 21, 2020
Sexual assault. On a serious note if that is presented to the FA in this day and age then he's getting at least a 3 game ban.
— Thomas Sharman (@sharmo79) November 21, 2020
Patterson didn't even react!! How odd??
— Miranda 🦉 (@WedMiranda) November 21, 2020
Proper Sunday League behaviour. Love it. Fully endorsed. https://t.co/GOhLABUsNW
— L (@lions_1885) November 21, 2020
Proper odd behaviour this? https://t.co/lAZvoBItXy
— Zach Gladrey (@zachgladrey) November 21, 2020