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Newcastle United Record Signing Miguel Almiron Sent Off For Paraguay After Shocking Challenge

Newcastle United Record Signing Miguel Almiron Sent Off For Paraguay After Shocking Challenge

Newcastle United's record signing Miguel Almiron was sent off just seven minutes after coming on for Paraguay following an utterly dreadful challenge.

The former Atlanta United forward came on against Mexico, a side now managed by his former boss Gerardo 'Tata' Martino', with his side 3-0 down and instantly got an assist for Hernan Perez to reduce the deficit.

But then a mere three minutes later, the 25-year old was given his marching orders for raking his studs down the calf of Mexico's Jose Juan Vazquez - sparking a heated fracas amongst both sets of players as a result.

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Mexico would go on to win 4-2 and make it two wins from two for new boss Martino.

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As per Chronicle Live, Almiron's international coach Eduardo Berizzo said he did not mean to injury Vasquez as he "is an honest and noble player."

Former Watford player Miguel Layun angrily confronted Almiron after the challenge and later apologised for his conduct on Twitter.

He wrote: "I want to offer an apology to the companions of @Albirroja for what happened, because in my opinion it is not the right example for children and young people, including my (own) children."

Topics: Football News, Miguel Almirón, Football, International Football, Atlanta United, Paraguay, Mexico, Newcastle United

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