Thibaut Courtois has stated that Chelsea team mate Victor Moses does not need to apologize after getting sent off for a dive in Chelsea’s 1-2 FA Cup loss to Arsenal.
Moses, who was already on a yellow card, had tried to win a penalty of Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, but had dived without contact.
This earned him a second yellow card from Anthony Taylor, ultimately giving Arsenal the upper hand.
“We are obviously disappointed but I want to say congratulations to Arsenal. They played a good game,” Courtois told BBC Sport.
The Belgian goalkeeper also criticized the referee for allowing Arsenal’s first goal stand, with a hand ball and an off-side violation in the build up.
“The first goal should never have been allowed – it was clearly a handball and then Ramsey was offside because he he was interfering in play.
“After that goal, we tried to play but they deserved it.
“Then we went down to 10 men and the red card was correct. Victor Moses doesn’t need to apologise.”