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Eric Bailly And Richarlison Share DMs After Head Injury Incident

Ryan Sidle

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Eric Bailly And Richarlison Share DMs After Head Injury Incident

Eric Bailly and Richarlison took to social media to share their private messages, following the controversial incident that saw the Brazilian get take off with a head injury.


Everton lost 2-0 to Manchester United in the Carabao Cup quarter final on Wednesday night, with the visitors having most of the better chances but taking their time to break the hosts down.

Things could have been a lot different though, with goal scorer Edinson Cavani particularly lucky to stay on the pitch following his 'chokeslam' on Yerry Mina.

Fans also felt Bailly and Bruno Fernandes should have been punished for their involvement in the incident that saw Richarlison taken off.

The forward got a knock to the head when Bailly flew into him when jumping for a header but after the match the Ivorian messaged to apologise for the incident, with the former Watford man showing there were no hard feelings.

Following Bailly's original post on his Instagram story, Richarlison replied saying "No problem, you're a very good defender. Thanks for the message."

The United centre back, playing for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side for the first time since their 6-1 loss to Spurs, then replied saying, "Im sorry, take care little brother you're the best."

Clearly there's nothing like hard feelings from the Everton forward after the incident and it's unlikely the Ivorian will get punished retrospectively.

Bailly jumps into Richarlison following the nudge from Fernandes. Image: PA Images
Bailly jumps into Richarlison following the nudge from Fernandes. Image: PA Images

Cavani on the other hand could face some sort of action from the FA, if the referee confirms he didn't see the incident with Mina.

The Uruguayan, who is awaiting the results of his hearing after a racist incident on social media, grabbed the Everton defender around the neck and pushed him to the ground, in a move the Undertaker would have been proud of.

It was an off the ball incident and there's no VAR in the Carabao Cup until the semi-finals so the former PSG man went unpunished.

Carlo Ancelotti's team were punished though, as the 33-year-old grabbed the opening goal in the 88th minute, with a wonderful left footed strike.

Anthony Martial wrapped things up for United deep in injury time, to set up a semi-final against local rivals Manchester City, but the damage had already been done, both physically and to the scoreline.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Bruno Fernandes, Football News, Carabao Cup, Manchester United, Richarlison, Premier League, Everton, Eric Bailly

Ryan Sidle
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