Sadio Mane Red Card Sets Off Twitter Debate Between Gary Neville And People With Eyes
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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.