For many professionals, when going unchecked, it is not that they intentionally 'murder' but that they don't care. The 'reducers', the 'ball or man can get past, but not both', the vintage Italian cynicism. Then there is another category who with a rush of blood to the head don't think about what they do. In a pumped up local derby. I'm sorry, but the fact that Pickford is allowed to stay on the pitch after a challenge like this, offside or not, is insane. It sets a precedent of being able to intentionally injure a player and get away with it - just because they're offside. pic.twitter.com/gpNIdarrdq— Paul Tilston (@tillylfc87) October 17, 2020 Finally, one of the major reasons why Cristiano Ronaldo and others left the league a decade ago was the relative lack of protection.