Ex-ref Poll: Man Utd's Fletcher no diving cheat
Fletcher insists he deserved a penalty and not a booking for the incident.
In his column for the Daily Mail, Poll wrote: "Fletcher is one of the most decent players in the game and to see him cautioned for diving on Tuesday evening was a slur on this honest professional footballer.
To argue that he deserved some payback for his combative style is nonsensical. Yes, he escaped a yellow card which he should have collected against Arsenal when he made seven foul challenges without being punished, but what does that have to do with a different game and different circumstances?
"If you book a player for simulation, you are branding him a cheat, which is why all referees should show caution before punishing a player in this way."