Lazio's Luiz Felipe Sent Off After Jumping On Former Teammate Following Win Against Inter Milan
Lazio's Luiz Felipe was sent off after full time in their win over Inter Milan on Saturday night, after jumping on Inter's Joaquin Correa in celebration.
Lazio hosted the Italian champions, as Simeone Inzaghi returned to the club he left Inter for in the summer, to replace Antonio Conte.
The visitors took a 12th minute lead through Ivan Perisic but fell to their first league defeat of the season, after a complete turnaround by the home side.
A penalty from Ciro Immobile levelled things up in the 64th minute before two goals in the final 10 minutes, from Felipe Anderson and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, secured all three points for the hosts.
At full time Felipe went for the ultimate sh*thouse move, as he celebrated the final whistle by jumping on friend, and former Lazio teammate, Correa. The forward, who let the Stadio Olimpico in the summer, clearly wasn't happy.
The move led to a bit of a scuffle between players on both teams and led to Luiz being shown a red card and leaving the pitch in tears.
⏰ Full-time whistle goes— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 17, 2021
👊 Luiz Felipe jumps on former Lazio player Correa
🔴 Luiz Felipe sees red
😭 Luiz Felipe is in floods of tears
A crazy end to Lazio vs Inter last night 🤯 pic.twitter.com/0DeI7L8oPr
Joaquin Correa left Lazio and joined Inter Milan in the summer.— Football Shithousery (@FootyRustling) October 16, 2021
Inter lost 3-1 to Lazio earlier today and this happend after the game.
Elite shithousery. 💀 pic.twitter.com/kZW8lfC0Fc
Drama in Italy last night as Luiz Felipe celebrations after the final whistle provoked the inter players.— Supa Reports (@SupaReports) October 17, 2021
Correa is a former Lazio player and friend of Luiz, but not sure he enjoyed the joke.
Luiz Felipe was red carded.
Right decision? pic.twitter.com/hiSJmtK32J
Felipe's tears suggested he instantly regretted the decision to jump on his friend and he was just trying to have a bit of fun after the win.
The 24-year-old took to social media to apologise for his actions after the match, "I would like to comment on the negative effects of what happened today at the end of the game," the Brazilian defender wrote on Instagram.
"First of all, I want to make it clear that I have great respect for Inter and any other club. We are all professionals, working to pursue our goals and we would never disrespect another professional.
"At the end of the game, I ended up jumping on Tucu’s shoulders because he’s one of the great friends that football gave me. Our families are friends and we’ve always been very close.
"There, what I wanted most was to hug him and joke about the result, as much as our friendship allows, but I got too excited. Maybe, on second thought, it wasn’t the best time or the right place.
"I apologise to anyone who has felt insulted and make it clear that I have not tried, in any way, to be disrespectful towards him or towards Inter players.
"It was an innocent act, by a person who has great affection for Tucu !! I love you brother.”
The result means that champions Inter are now five points behind league leaders, and rivals, AC Milan, though Napoli can go top on Sunday. Next week they face struggling Juventus in the Derby d'Italita.
Lazio are up to fifth, just three points behind third place Inter, though they will be without Luiz for their next game.
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