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Mason Greenwood shown straight red card before Getafe team-mate is sent off for bizarre reason

Mason Greenwood shown straight red card before Getafe team-mate is sent off for bizarre reason

Greenwood was one of three players sent off.

Mason Greenwood was shown the first red card of his professional career as Getafe had three players sent off during their 2-0 defeat to Rayo Vallecano.

The heated clash saw four bookings inside the first 38 minutes, with two for each team.

On 40 minutes, Getafe forward Juanmi Latasa was shown a second yellow card by referee Jorge Figueroa Vasquez - 17 minutes after his first booking.

Sergio Camello then scored his first goal of the match to put Vallecano ahead going into the half time interval, and added a second just two minutes after the restart.

Then, on 50 minutes, Manchester United loanee Greenwood was shown a straight red card for apparent dissent, although the nature of the dissent has not yet been made clear.

You can see a short clip of the incident below.

Getafe then received a third red card of the match in bizarre circumstances - with defender Damian Suarez being shown his marching orders as he was being substituted.

The Uruguay defender was walking off the pitch to be replaced by fellow defender Omar Alderete.

But he was too slow for the referee's liking, who decided to brandish a yellow card.

Vasquez then gave him another yellow card after he'd left the pitch.

As a result, the defender had the ignominy of being sent off following time wasting despite his side being 2-0 down.

Unsurprisingly, with only nine players left on the field - substitute Alderete was allowed to stay on, although did aptly receive a yellow card of his own on 82 minutes - Getafe were unable to mount a comeback, with the result meaning they stay in eighth place in La Liga.

Jose Bordalas' side are five points off sixth-placed Real Sociedad, who occupy the final European place, with this their first defeat since a 2-0 loss to Las Palmas, who sit one place below them, on December 1.

Featured Image Credit: Viaplay Sports / LaLiga TV

Topics: Getafe, La Liga, Mason Greenwood, Manchester United, Football