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AC Milan defender Fikayo Tomori was sent off in the Champions League clash against AC Milan at the San Siro on Tuesday night.
After pulling Mason Mount in the penalty box, German referee Daniel Siebert, didn’t hesitate to point to the spot and issue a red card to Tomori. Despite intense protests from Tomori and AC Milan players, the referee’s decision stood.
Ex-Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher had claimed it was a harsh decision.
“The red card for Tomori feels harsh,” he wrote on Twitter.
“But what happened to double jeopardy? Could it not just be a penalty and no red card [shrugging emoji].”
Rio Ferdinand, meanwhile, was adamant that Siebert did the right thing and that it was indeed a red card.
“As a young defender you question how Tomori allowed himself to get into that situation,” Ferdinand said on BT Sport.
“Mount’s movement was great and it’s a foul anywhere in the pitch. The rule is the rule, it’s a red card.”