'Disrespectful' Antony being blamed for Casemiro's red card against Palace
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Former Crystal Palace midfielder Darren Ambrose has slammed 'disrespectful' Antony as the man to blame for Casemiro's red card against the Eagles on Saturday afternoon.
The Brazilian midfielder was shown a straight red card by referee Andre Marriner after he was spotted by the VAR cameras with his hands around the neck of Crystal Palace midfielder Will Hughes.
The incident occurred during a heated scuffle which took place midway through the second half, after Palace winger Jeffrey Schlupp's late challenge on Anthony.
But in the opinion of Ambrose, it is Antony himself who is to blame for the resulting fracas which lead to his fellow countryman's red card.
Speaking on talkSPORT on Sunday evening, Ambrose accused the Brazilian of disrespecting Palace with his showboating antics at Old Trafford:
"I was at the game and I saw it. It was about a minute before, Antony picked the ball up right where the foul happened and he tried to rainbow flick it over Tyrick Mitchell and Jeffrey Schlupp's head.
"I was working with Danny Simpson and we both agreed that the next time he gets the ball he could be in trouble here. They were 2-0 up, cruising, they were the better side at the time, he didn't need to do that.
"There's showboating and there's expressing yourself and then there's disrespect and that's what happened."
Ambrose went on to say that Antony "got away mild" with the challenge from Schlupp and that there should be no surprise at the reaction of the Palace man given the way in which Antony had been behaving.
"Next time he got the ball, exactly what we said. He got away mild, to be honest, Jeffrey Schlupp just pushed him down the hill.
"That's why it wasn't an "are you okay" that's why Schlupp walked towards him and mouthed something to him. Probably "don't be so disrespectful" in no uncertain terms."
😳 “Antony picked the ball up and he tried to rainbow flick it over Jeffrey Schlupp.”— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) February 6, 2023
👎 “He didn’t need to do that. There’s showboating and then there’s disrespect.”
Darren Ambrose blames Antony for Casemiro’s Red Card vs Crystal Palace pic.twitter.com/vwFTaZd2PI
Casemiro will miss Manchester United's next three Premier League fixtures as a result of his red card on Saturday, including their upcoming double header with manager-less Leeds United.
Leeds parted ways with manager Jesse Marsch on Monday afternoon following a dire run of form which has seen United's cross-county rivals without a Premier League win since beating Bournemouth 4-3 at Elland Road on November 5.