Henri Lansbury’s swipe at Swansea City’s Ryan Manning has been labelled as the most ‘blatant red card ever’ despite Lansbury only seeing yellow.
Luton had taken a 3-0 lead thanks to their lightning-fast start. Lansbury was just looking for a quick kick when the incident occurred.
Manning was trying to kick the ball away to slow down the game when Lansbury ran up and grabbed Manning’s ball.
Fans are shocked that the yellow card Lansbury received was not red. Manning received a minor injury and was given a yellow card.
“I’m really sorry, but the incompetency of certain referees is beyond defence. That is a red card. Simple as that. 3-0 up or not, irrelevant, you can’t do that in a football match,” one fan tweeted.
Another added: “If a player kicks a ball. It doesn’t give the opposition the right to kick. Him.
“This is not a debate. This guy should not be on field. Simple.”
While a third tweeted: “Most blatant red I’ve ever seen ahaha.”
However, some fans believed that Manning should have been booked for kicking the ball away, and the Swansea man was responsible for the clash.
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Lansbury’s name may ring some bells for Arsenal fans.
The Gunners academy saw him emerge as one the most promising prospects in the club’s history at the age of 30.
Despite England U21 caps, he was unable to make it into the first team and only managed three appearances on the Emirates.
Lansbury went on to Nottingham Forest, after stints at Aston Villa and Bristol City, and then finally to Luton.
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Amazingly, Swansea rallied following the yellow card and Russell Martin’s team staged an amazing comeback.
Olivier Ntcham, a Manchester City youthster, gave them the lead in the 86th minute.
Joel Piroe scored in stoppage time for Swansea to earn a point.