Fans are outraged after Fikayo Tomori was sent off in controversial fashion against former club Chelsea in the Champions League.
After losing 3-0 at Stamford Bridge last week, AC Milan hosted the Blues at the San Siro and made a fairly bright start to proceedings.
But then things went downhill very quickly for the Serie A champions in the 18th minute.
Mason Mount got in behind his former Chelsea colleague and after being caught out, Tomori put his hand on the England international's shoulder in a bid to thwart him.
Mount just about kept his balance and got his shot away, seeing Ciprian Tatarusanu save his effort and barely offering an appeal.
However, the referee immediately gestured for a penalty and gave Tomori a straight red card.
The 24-year-old was utterly perplexed by the decision and protested the call along with many of his teammates.
VAR reviewed the incident but the on-field decision remained. Jorginho dispatched the spot-kick to put Chelsea ahead but supporters felt the dismissal was incredibly harsh:
How on earth is this a red https://t.co/zPF7Oui1BN— DT10 Tactics & Analysis 🦅 (@DownToTen) October 11, 2022
Slowly giving up with football, never a red card in a million years https://t.co/fp71S4i5xG— sean (@SeanMeaney17) October 11, 2022
This is NOT a red card, Tomori shouldn’t have been sent off. A yellow card would have been fair. https://t.co/XI03VemmD1— 𝕬𝖑𝖍𝖆𝖏𝖎 𝕷𝖚𝖕𝖎𝖓 (@MasterPackerPut) October 11, 2022
These Champions League referees are sick. In what universe is that a straight red? Absolutely ridiculous decision. https://t.co/4Wbwz0Zjha— CMK✌🏽 (@Conor_MK) October 11, 2022
Games gone if that's a pen & red card 🙃 https://t.co/nCwcqw78Mb— Iain (@iain_c1986) October 11, 2022
How is that a red? It’s only a red if it was a clear denial of a goal scoring opportunity, eg a handball on the line. This is literally barely a pen? https://t.co/7N1begoaXf— Tank 🐙 (@CalmLikeVanDijk) October 11, 2022
That isn’t a red though is it let’s be honest https://t.co/NRMIR9hL07— Nathan the bat waver (@NathLei_F1) October 11, 2022
Mason Mount literally shakes off that tackle and tries to meg Tatarusanu, but the referee decided it was a dangerous challenge and sent Tomori off. If only football had cricket-like, accountable decision review systems. https://t.co/wOoUuPIdFc— Kaustubh Pandey (@Kaus_Pandey17) October 11, 2022
Refs lost the plot, no chance that’s a red for Tomori.— Theo Baker (@theobaker_) October 11, 2022
Chelsea doubled their lead in the 34rd minute through former Milan academy player Aubameyang, who notched his third goal for the club since joining from Barcelona in the summer.
In addition to the red card, Milan also had three players receive cautions as German referee Daniel Siebert got unbelievably card happy.
His actions angered the home fans, who whistled and jeered at every foul that went against them.
Rossoneri boss Stefano Pioli was furious with the red card, but the most priceless reaction went to injured goalkeeper Mike Maignan, who delivered some serious meme potential.
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