Sadio Mane Red Card Sets Off Twitter Debate Between Gary Neville And People With Eyes
Sadio Mane earned straight red Saturday after going studs up against Manchester City keeper Ederson. It was a tough call for the refs to decide whether Mane deserved red, or perhaps a deeper shade of red than usual.
Sadio mane like this is Sparta !pic.twitter.com/tiKIRhfHa5— Delfim Mendes (@fimfim7) September 9, 2017
The red card left Liverpool down a man and opened the door for a 5-0 thumping from Manchester City. Jurgen Klopp was pleased to tie a career record for worst defeat of all time.
Meanwhile, the Sadio Mane red card also opened the door to a Twitter celebration of all things Mane.
There was this astute observation:
At first I thought Sadio Mane deserved the red card but after looking at the replay 5 times, I'm convinced the red card was fully deserved.— Danny Welbeck (@WelBeast) September 9, 2017
There were some fun movie comparisons:
Sadio Mane Highlights vs. Man City pic.twitter.com/G6zBxIBGXp— Paul (@Kolology) September 9, 2017
BREAKING: Sadio Mane preparing for his role in the new Karate Kid movie. pic.twitter.com/W4HXAW8N5w— Footy Jokes (@Footy_Jokes) September 9, 2017
There was a deluded Gary Neville:
Gary Neville on Sadio Mane's red card: "I don’t think it’s a red. His eyes are on the ball. The rewards are so big if he wins that." pic.twitter.com/PfGqITnzPT— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) September 9, 2017
There was speculation about where Sadio Mane received his training:
BREAKING: Live replay of Sadio Mane on Ederson.pic.twitter.com/O7KeMX5VDK— SPORF (@Sporf) September 9, 2017
There were interesting analogies:
Mane when he saw Ederson coming for the ball pic.twitter.com/Xl2piZdn18— Luke (@ClassicMichy) September 9, 2017
There was a concerned James Milner having a word with Mane:
I said to Sadio Mané Did you mean to kick Ederson in the head? He said No, James. I said Well you did Sadio. He said I know, James.— Boring James Milner (@BoringMilner) September 9, 2017
Manchester City keeper Ederson managed to return to the pitch, and it has been confirmed that he did not suffer a concussion or any broken bones.
Mio loco es aqui !!! Tudo bom pic.twitter.com/r9AIRGJoaa— Benjamin Mendy (@benmendy23) September 9, 2017
It remains to be seen whether Ederson will be back in time for Manchester City's September 16th fixture versus Watford.