No Kane punishment for Azpilicueta incident

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Harry Kane is not going to face any punishment for an incident with Chelsea’s Cesar Azpilicueta on Wednesday.

Kane was caught on camera moving his head toward Azpilicueta in a head butting motion, but the referee did not discipline the Spurs and England star.

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In many similar instances, players do not receive post-match repercussions because the referee saw the incident and didn’t address it on the field. That appears to be the case here.

Kane is one of the better behaved players in the league, but does have a bit of a nasty streak as evidenced by reckless tackles on Florian Lejeune and Raheem Sterling in recent seasons.

There are so many head-on incidents in the Premier League that are not disciplined. Perhaps there needs to be some clarity on what constitutes an infraction, because it seems like these “comings together” earn cards less and less in recent seasons.