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Fans baffled by UEFA's explanation for Marcus Rashford's red card against Copenhagen

Josh Lawless

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Fans baffled by UEFA's explanation for Marcus Rashford's red card against Copenhagen

Fans have been left baffled by UEFA's explanation for Marcus Rashford's controversial red card for Manchester United.

Rashford was sent off for the second time in his United career during the Champions League group stage clash with Copenhagen.

With United leading 2-0 through a double from Rasmus Hojlund back at his old stomping ground, Rashford was dismissed for a challenge on Elias Jelert.

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Although it seemed unintentional, Rashford caught the Dane badly on the ankle and a VAR review led to the referee giving him his marching orders.

United would then capitulate in a crazy end to the first half as Mohamed Elyounoussi pulled one back before Diogo Goncalves levelled matters with a cool penalty after Harry Maguire was deemed to have handled the ball inside the area.

The Rashford red card split opinions on TNT Sports' coverage but the official UEFA blog confused fans by stating that Rashford had been dismissed for "catching Jelert with his arm".

Image: UEFA
Image: UEFA
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That certainly didn't seem to be the case and a whole host of fans were left perplexed.

One said: "Wait it’s for his arm??? If it’s his foot i agree if it’s for his arm it’s not a red lol."

A second added: "They don’t even know what they’re robbing us with now."

A third stated: "Ok this can’t be true or it’s even worse than I thought."

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A fourth weighed in: "I actually cannot believe this."

A final user simply wrote: "You’ve got to be joking."

However, it appears as though it was an error from the person running the UEFA blog and the post was then updated.

It now states that Rashford saw red for "catching Jelert". What is definitive is that Rashford will not be unavailable for United's huge clash with Galatasaray in Istanbul on 29 November.

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United were then awarded a penalty in the 68th minute as Copenhagen were punished for the ball striking an outstretched arm in the box.

Bruno Fernandes restored the lead with an emphatic spot-kick.

Featured Image Credit: TNT Sports

Topics: Champions League, Manchester United, Marcus Rashford, Fan Reactions

Josh Lawless
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