Harry Arter should have been booked for Watford impersonation, says Dermot Gallagher
Last Updated: 21/08/17 2:34pm
Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter should have been booked for pretending to be one of Nathaniel Chalobah's team-mates, according to Dermot Gallagher.
During their 2-0 defeat on Saturday, Arter stopped his Watford counterpart from taking a shot by appearing to shout "Jack's!" behind him, causing Chalobah to leave the ball.
However, according to Gallagher, Arter should have seen yellow and an indirect free-kick should have been awarded to the Hornets - if the referee had heard the incident.
"Technically it should have been an indirect free-kick and a yellow card for ungentlemanly conduct, but the referee obviously has not heard it has he," Gallagher told Ref Watch on Sky Sports News.
"It is just incredible, but it is very, very clever of him. I do not know why he does not shoot anyhow, because in that position he probably has the best chance!"
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe was questioned on the incident on Monday, and said: "It depends where you're sitting I think. It's very rare that it comes up.
"We have a word that we use for leaving the ball. I haven't spoken to Harry about the incident so it's hard for me taking things second hand. Until I speak to him I'll probably swerve it."
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