Surprise Over Joelinton’s Red Card in Brazil’s Loss to Argentina Leaves Fans in Disbelief
The match between Brazil and Argentina was full of problems. Brazil lost for the first time in a World Cup qualifier at home. Argentina’s Nicolas Otamendi scored in the 63rd minute, leading to their victory. Even before the game started, there were fights between fans while the national anthems played. Argentina’s goalkeeper, Emiliano Martinez, asked the police to stop the fights between fans and the officers.
During the match, there was a moment when Rodrigo de Paul, known as Messi’s protector, held Joelinton’s arm for a long time. Joelinton tried to move away, but De Paul wouldn’t let go. Joelinton got frustrated and pushed De Paul, who fell down holding his face, even though Joelinton had only touched his chest. The referee saw this and gave Joelinton a red card, meaning he can’t play in the next game because of what happened.
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People watching the match were upset about the referee’s decision. Many believed that Joelinton didn’t deserve the red card because he didn’t do anything wrong. They thought De Paul pretended to be hurt, which made the referee think it was worse than it actually was. Some fans were angry about what happened and said it wasn’t fair.
Messi, during the game, got into an argument with Rodrygo, a player from Real Madrid. Reports say that Rodrygo called Argentina “cowards,” which made Messi angry. Messi touched Rodrygo’s neck and asked why they were being called cowards when they were world champions. The situation got tense between the players during the match.