Rare Red Card Reason for Lewis Dunk in 15 Years
Brighton was losing, but they came back to win. Joao Pedro scored two goals, and Evan Ferguson also scored.
When Brighton was winning 3-1, things got tough. There was an argument about a penalty for Callum Hudson-Odoi, and the referee decided to give a penalty kick after checking the video.
During the argument, Brighton’s captain, Lewis Dunk, got two yellow cards really quickly, so he got sent off. This was the fifth time he got sent off in his career.
“He knows he’s out of order” 🤬
Dermot Gallagher discusses Lewis Dunk’s red card for abusive and insulting language against Nottingham Forest 🟥 pic.twitter.com/AJkj87yYlO
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Later, it was found out that Dunk got in trouble for saying something rude to the referee.
Because of this, Dunk will have to miss two games against Chelsea and Brentford. It’s a big loss for Brighton.
It’s rare for a player to get sent off for arguing with the referee. The last time something similar happened in the Premier League was in 2008.
The team’s coach, Roberto Di Zerbi, said that Dunk is a good guy and might have made a mistake. He also said that they have to accept the referee’s decision. Dunk said sorry to everyone and understood he did something wrong.