I guess if I were a Man Utd fan I might be embarrased enough to find reasons why those were good decisions or how those decisions somehow made up for what might have happened earlier in the match, or that they didnt make a difference to the result, but as an objective spectator (Man Utd win was best result for my team) I cant sympathise at all.
Torres sending off was harsh to say the least. If I was running full pace and a defender came at me studs up at shin high I would make an effort to avoid that contact which might involve me falling down. It wasnt enough for a red card on Evans in my opinion, but we've seen those given. When you saw the ref go for his pocket I dont think even Man Utd fans were thinking at that point it was for Torres, terrible decision and I dont see it defended by any neutrals or the press.
Noone here mentioning the 3rd goal either ? Hernandez was the forward most player when the ball was played in. Even the Goalkeeper was in front which might have made the decision harder. That was a shocker me and the 4 people I was watching with simultaneously said offside as it was played in, even Hernandez looked surprised as he looked over to the linesman and didnt see a flag (Forwards like goalkeepers whos first glance is to the linesman always makes me feel like they "know" the truth) .
Whoever mentioned consistency is right not just from the single official but accross the board of professional refferees, standards are something all professionals are held accountable to from Doctors and Nurses and Cooks and Train Drivers. Suarez goal disallowed and Hernandez goal allowed is polar opposites in professional standards.
Though I'll not burn the officials completely who are having to opperate in an area where there are cheats (mainly thinking diving here), and getting someone sent off will soon be greeted with similar celebrations as a goal or penalty appeal. Hell I even saw some young everton fan in the crowd at the game on Sunday that had his own red card to wave at the refferee every time someone fell over was tackled or kicked the ball away before a free kick.
Good result for the division bad result for football (again).
As for the raciial abuse I would find that quite the most stupid thing a refferee could do especially in the current climate, I find it hard to believe it happened I cannot even believe the Chelsea players would have carried on playing if this was going on. Similarly I hope that Chelsea are not playing the race card as their ace in the hole that behavior cheapens what is a serious problem and racism shouldnt be used as a pawn when someone is pissed off. Thing is the FA is terrified (oh I did a pun!) of the reprocussions of not dealing with these claims, I wonder what will happen here.