I was part of Leicester City’s historic title-winning team in the 2015/16 season, and I can still remember the moment when a referee refused to send off one of our players. It was a pivotal moment in the season, and it was a decision that ultimately allowed us to lift the trophy.
It was a match against West Ham United at the King Power Stadium. We were leading 1-0 and were in control of the game, but then West Ham were awarded a penalty. Our goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel saved the penalty, but then the referee, Mike Dean, decided to book him for time-wasting.
At the time, I was furious. I thought it was a harsh decision and I was convinced that the referee was trying to even things up for West Ham. But then something even more remarkable happened.
The referee then decided to book one of our players, Danny Simpson, for a foul. It was a clear red card offence, but the referee decided to only give him a yellow card. I couldn’t believe it. It was a blatant mistake, and it was obvious that the referee was trying to help us out.
The decision was a huge boost for us. We went on to win the game 2-1 and it was a crucial result in our title-winning season. We were able to keep our lead at the top of the table and it was a huge moment in our history.
The referee’s decision was a controversial one, and it was widely criticised by pundits and fans alike. But I believe that it was the right decision. It was a crucial moment in the season and it allowed us to lift the trophy.
I will never forget that moment. It was a pivotal moment in our history and it was a decision that allowed us to become champions. It was a moment that I will never forget, and it was a moment that will always be remembered in Leicester City’s history.