Red Cards A’Plenty – Right or Wrong?

Cristiano Ronaldo

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Three red cards in today’s two biggest games – First, Cristiano Ronaldo who scored two goals, the second of them a brilliant screamer from outside the box, in Real’s 2-0 win over Malaga. He got sent off for hitting a player while trying to shake him off. I dunno about this one, I don’t think he was trying to hit him in the face but trying to get his hands off him, bad call by the ref. What do you think?

The other two red cards came in the biggest game of the weekend, the Milano derby – Inter beat AC Milan 2-0 despite Milan coming into the game as the hottest team in the continent. Despite the win, Inter lost both Lucio and Wesley Sneijder to red cards.

Wesley Sneijder

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Sneijder’s sending off was extremely peculiar in my eyes. Yes, he “aplauded” the ref for his yellow card against Lucio for diving (I don’t think he dived, he just slipped), but sending him off? Another bad call.

Sneijder sent off

Lucio sent off