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Lazio's Luiz Felipe Sent Off After Jumping On Former Teammate Following Win Against Inter Milan

Ryan Sidle

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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.

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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.

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.

Featured Image Credit: BT Sport

Topics: Inter Milan, Lazio, Serie A

Ryan Sidle
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