Andre Marriner Savaged on Twitter After Red Card for Wrong Man Kieran Gibbs

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterMarch 22, 2014

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 22:  Kieran Gibbs (L) and Laurent Koscielny, Santi Cazorla of Arsenal appeal to Referee Andre Marriner after Kieran Gibbs of Arsenal  received a red card during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on March 22, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
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If you haven't seen it yet, Arsene Wenger's 1,000th game as Arsenal manager was marked by an extraordinary moment when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain made a goal-line save—only for referee Andre Marriner to send off Kieran Gibbs instead.

In the context of the match, it meant little—Chelsea were already two goals to the good and scored a third from the resulting penalty—but as mistakes go, it was extraordinary.

Oxlade-Chamberlain also was shown in television footage appearing to explain to Marriner that he was the one who had made the mistake, but to no avail.  

Unsurprisingly, Twitter exploded. Here are some of the best tweets:

Easy mistake... pic.twitter.com/pBpmh6EsBM

— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) March 22, 2014

Andre Marriner has probably written in his book that the first goalscorer was Didier Drogba.

— Paul Roberts (@CamelRoberts) March 22, 2014

Andre Marriner has got Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in his fantasy league team.

— SPORTHumour (@SportHumour) March 22, 2014

PICTURE: Kieran Gibbs, along with the rest of the world, asking referee Andre Marriner, 'Me? Are you sure?' pic.twitter.com/xnfBA4AKN4

— Goal UK (@GoalUK) March 22, 2014

Meanwhile, here's what Kieran Gibbs is listening to in the changing room. pic.twitter.com/TX5LlALdcH

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) March 22, 2014

Andre Marriner parking his car! pic.twitter.com/QV9RRjKofN

— Anthony Thorpe (@athsol) March 22, 2014