Sheffield Wednesday: Antonio wants spot of justice

Stephen Bywater has his arm across Michail Antonio but no penalty was given
Stephen Bywater has his arm across Michail Antonio but no penalty was given
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Michail Antonio is looking for a change in the Owls’ penalty fortunes and believes that he could justly have had four spot kicks this season.

He has been at the centre of most of the controversial incidents that have hit the club - including two involving Millwall’s Stephen Bywater and Shane Lowry.

But the Wednesday forward says he does not go looking for penalties and the issue is out of his control.

“The first one on Saturday (a challenge by left back Lowry), the linesman said the ball was already out. I said if it was already out then why did he tackle me?.

“The other one, he (Bywater) stuck out his arm and prevented me from going around him.

“At QPR, the tackle on me should have been a red card, not only a penalty.”

Antonio is also disgruntled that he was booked for an alleged dive at Rotherham after a tackle that he insists was a foul.

He added: “If on the day the referee decides it’s not a penalty, there’s nothing you can do about it. You just keep going.

“I don’t choose to go down. I go down because I can’t control it. If you’re running and your foot gets clipped, you’re going to fall.”