Erick Otieno angry that AIK got a free kick against them in the anxiety meeting with Degerfors. Then he threw the ball in the back.
He managed without a yellow card – which was lucky for him and AIK. A warning had meant that Otieno had been suspended in the next round, when AIK faced Djurgården.
Discovery’s referee expert Jonas Eriksson thinks that Otieno’s actions should have resulted in a yellow card.
– It is an administrative warning that the judge must give. Here it is just to give a warning. If I had stayed at Djurgården, I would have been pissed because that player would not have played the derby on Sunday. A shutdown would have been in order, he says in Discovery’s halftime studio.
“Not listening to the studio”
AIK won the match 2–0. After the final whistle, Otieno explains what went through his head when he threw the ball.
– I thought it was a wrong decision. This is football and we are human, sometimes we react to things, says the AIK defender.
He doesn’t care what Jonas Eriksson thinks about the situation.
– The opinion is the studio’s, the judge thought otherwise. I listen to the judge, not the studio. I wasn’t worried.
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