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DTNC Vicious wrote:Anyone have any opinions on Nani's Red Card today in the Manchester United/Real Madrid, Champions league match?
Personally I thought it was reckless - he assumed no other player was close and so raised his leg in a dangerous position. The Madrid player had a right to go for the ball without fear of a studded boot in the kidneys. As such, it should have been a yellow card for a reckless foul.
The referee could only have interpreted it as excessive force to justify the red card. However Nani was trying to control a high ball, not make a challenge. The force of the challenge was partly a result of the Madrid player's momentum. The refs interpretation was wrong but of course his view of the incident may have affected his decision.
Last edited by ynbniar on Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:00 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Feud wrote:What's the consequence of a red card?
As well as having to leave the game for whatever time is left, leaving your team 1 man short, usually there is an automatic 1 further game suspension in the same competition.
As Xocrates says though, the suspension can be increased based on the nature of the offence. Usually this will happen if the red carded player exhibits dissent towards the officials or if the original offense was particularly unsporting or nasty e.g. racial slurs, spitting, headbutt.
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