Andy Robertson Exacted Revenge On Rafinha On Behalf Of Sadio Mane
Andy Robertson told Sadio Mane he'd get revenge on Flamengo right-back Rafinha in the Club World Cup final last night and the Scotsman stuck to his word.
Mane was bizarrely shown a first half yellow card in the game when involved in a tangle with the former Bayern Munich defender.
The Senegalese forward was clearly pulled back by Rafinha but a push on the 34-year old meant the referee gave the decision the other way, much to Mane's anger.
But as the teams left the pitch for half-time, Robertson was quick to inform his teammate that he'd get Rafinha back.
Fucking love Andy Robertson, he'll ride & die for the Liverpool badge. He's a captain, leader, hardworker, consistent, funny, reliable & aggressive, all the best attributes in a person.- :flag_nl: (@LFCMerchant) December 21, 2019
Our. Working. Class. Hero. :flag_black::crown::red_circle:
And with former Hull City man having a passion for all things shithousery, he followed through on his promise just seven minutes into the second half when he completely took out the Brazilian on the touchline.
Best moment of the game, Robertson smashing Rafinha 7 mins into second half. Man of his word pic.twitter.com/3tMTr40qJo- Joshua Buckley (@JoshBuckley94) December 21, 2019
Both Mane and Liverpool had the last laugh as Roberto Firmino scored an extra winner to secure the Reds' that lovely gold badge on their shirt for the next year.
But the pair weren't done with Rafinha at the final whistle. Robertson was in his face and had to be calmed down by the referee, while Mane glared at him from further back.
Mane bout to spear Rafinha pic.twitter.com/R19jkBmWV0- Heart Attack Heroes (@LFC_TIL_THE_END) December 21, 2019
Andy Robertson; Liverpool legend.- Ricky Kealey (@RicksterScale) December 21, 2019
Giving that Rafinha cheat the verbals he deserved, even after the final whistle. :clap::clap::muscle::muscle:#ClubWorldCup2019 #ClubWC #LFC #WorldChampions pic.twitter.com/4pJZMeRvEW
The Scotland captain has developed a reputation for riling up opposition players in recent times and while fans of other teams don't like it, it's evident to see just why he's so beloved by the Liverpool fans.