“Punch’ wouldn’t be allowed in the UFC” – Thiago Silva says to Carlos Vinicius
Chelsea center-back Thiago Silva expressed his disbelief at an incident involving Fulham’s Carlos Vinicius, stating that the action wouldn’t even be allowed in the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship).
In the 57th minute of the Premier League match at Craven Cottage, Vinicius made contact with Silva’s head, yet faced no punishment. The incident sparked a discussion around VAR (Video Assistant Referee), with many questioning how Vinicius escaped penalties for the action.
British actor and comedian Omid Djalili commented on the incident, highlighting the seriousness of the contact and the lack of consequences.
After the match, Silva, who was seen clutching his head after the incident, took to social media to share his thoughts. He stated, “This is not even allowed in the UFC. But it’s cool.”
Thiago Silva on Instagram: “This is not even allowed in the UFC. But it's cool.” 🤣 pic.twitter.com/mJk4aXcN8W
— CFCDaily (@CFCDaily) October 3, 2023
VAR has been a topic of controversy recently, particularly regarding decisions that impact the outcome of matches. In a recent incident, Liverpool’s goal by Luis Diaz against Spurs was incorrectly disallowed for offside, prompting a statement from PGMOL (Professional Game Match Officials Limited) acknowledging a significant human error.
VAR check for common assault on Thiago Silva you could get arrested for on a Friday night in UK town centres. Check complete. Nothing given. #FulChe
That meme of the VAR team all watching porn… seriously. pic.twitter.com/CBWRYk2e5Z
— Omid Djalili (@omid9) October 2, 2023
Fans expressed their frustration over the incident involving Thiago Silva and Carlos Vinicius, criticizing the lack of appropriate action and questioning how the incident was not penalized further.
Despite the controversy, Chelsea emerged victorious in the match, securing their second win of the Premier League season with goals from Mykhailo Mudryk and Armando Broja. Fulham, on the other hand, remained in 13th place after the defeat.