Florin Andone Gets Straight Red Card For Dangerous Tackle On Yan Valery
Brighton's Florin Andone was shown a straight red card for an extremely dangerous tackle on Yan Valery.
The Romanian striker was dismissed in the 30th minute for a x-rated tackle on the Southampton youngster.
Paul Merson, who's covering the Premier League fixture for Gillette Soccer Saturday, wasn't impressed with Andone: "He should get five red cards for that."
Valery received treatment before returning to the field. Andone's tackle was the talk of the first-half. Here's some reaction from Twitter:
RED CARD Brighton 0-0 Southampton (30 mins)
Florin Andone is sent off for a dangerous tackle on Yan Valery#BHASOU
- Premier League (@premierleague) August 24, 2019
More Like ThisMore Like This
Footage Shows Jurgen Klopp Shouting At His Bench For Celebrating Andreas Christensen's Red Card
VAR Fails To Upgrade Raheem Sterling's Yellow Card To Red Card After Horrific Tackle On Dele Alli
33: #SaintsFC's @yan_valery is back out there following treatment after that Florin Andone tackle. [0-0] pic.twitter.com/5cAUMCzdzP
- Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) August 24, 2019
Andone sent off for @OfficialBHAFC after an appalling tackle. ♂️
- Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 24, 2019
People clapping Andone off. He's just made a reckless tackle that could have broken a man's leg and left us to play for over an hour with 10 men
Why? Just why?
- We Are Brighton (@wearebrighton) August 24, 2019
Graham Potter had no complaints about Andone's red card: "It's a straight red when you watch it back," he said following his side's 2-0 defeat to Southampton.
"It was over the other side of the pitch from me and at ground level you can't see it totally.
"You always worry when there's a forward trying to go over the top of the ball to protect the ball but, at the same time, there's a defender's leg there.
"We can't defend that type of challenge, Florin doesn't mean to do it but still it's not a good challenge and apologies to Southampton.
"He knows it was a bad challenge. He's apologised. He didn't mean to do it but at the same time it was one of those actions that's not good. He's honest enough to know that."