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Nottingham Forest defender Felipe escaped punishment after appearing to grab Bruno Fernandes by the throat during his side's feisty FA Cup clash with Manchester United on Wednesday evening. 

The altercation took place towards the tail end of stoppage time, and after Casemiro's last-gasp winner in the 89th minute which booked the travellers a spot in the quarter-finals - where they will meet Premier League rivals Liverpool in a tricky test. 

Footage of the incident shows the pair squaring up to one another before Felipe reaches for the United's throat, pushing him backwards towards the corner flag before Fernandes is able to knock his hand away. 

That Felipe went unpunished for the scrap has stung Man United fans on social media, who immediately recalled Casemiro receiving a red card and a three-match ban for wrapping his hands around the neck of Crystal Palace's Will Hughes last season. 

In that instance, VAR intervened and referee Andre Marriner doled out the booking after reviewing the fracas on the pitchside monitor, but despite the technology being in effect at the City Ground, Felipe was able to stay in the game.  

Felipe seemed to lash out at Bruno Fernandes during the dying moments of Forest's FA Cup defeat to Man United

Felipe seemed to lash out at Bruno Fernandes during the dying moments of Forest's FA Cup defeat to Man United

Fans on social media queried the consistency of refereeing with the Brazilian unpunished

Fans on social media queried the consistency of refereeing with the Brazilian unpunished

Taking to social media, supporters vented their fury at the apparent inconsistency in officiating, with many felling the Brazilian defender should have walked. 

'How is that Filipe throat grab on Bruno Fernandes any different from the one Casemiro was sent off for against Crystal Palace last season?' one fan asked. 

'Officiating is a shambles.'

Another added: 'Casemiro got a red for a lot less than that neck grab on Fernandes.'

A third wondered: 'So Felipe can grab Fernandes by the throat and not get anything for it? (laugh-cry emoji)'.  

Another user on X (formerly Twitter) hit out that the 'biased' refereeing, sharing:

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