So the referee, in the previous 90 minutes never missed a clear foul, or never gave a soft free kick, he must have been a top referee. There is also a big difference in putting the ball out of play for your own player, or the opposition player. For your own player it is often unsporting and tactical, the other, putting the ball out for the opposition player is sporting. I would expect to get the ball back in one case, and not in the other. I ask again, would Thomas have put it out of play from the edge of the box in the last minute if he had a chance of scoring, or passing to someone else to score. To me , the incident wasn’t worth the aggro and handbags.