With an hour left to play yesterday, Arsenal should have gone down to 10 men after Jack Wilshere tried to headbutt Marouane Fellaini.

Standing at just 5 foot 7, Wilshere’s forehead could only reach Fellaini’s chest, but obviously the height difference between players isn’t mention in FIFA’s laws of the game when giving criteria for red cards.

Mike Dean couldn’t be better placed for the incident but opted to just have a chat with Wilshere instead of rightfully sending him off.

On Match of the Day, there was no reference to Wilshere’s headbutt in the post-match analysis. In this morning’s papers, not a mention of it.

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If Wayne Rooney had been guilty of such a thing, the image of it would be the leading picture in every paper today. We would have seen the incident from every possible angle on MOTD. Not just Rooney though, but any player. A few weeks ago, we were bombarded with pictures of Chris Smalling pulling Branislav Ivanovic to the floor for days. We then had pictures of Fellaini shouting at Sergio Aguero on all the back pages because he had spit coming out of his mouth. Aguero had made no complaint of being spat at but it was still considered the leading story.

Still, there was some sort of repercussion for Wilshere. Having been allowed to stay on the field by Dean, Paddy McNair took him out in the second half, leading Wilshere to hobble off the field. Let’s hope that he’s not too badly injured eh.