Club Brugge's Simon Deli Sent Off For Hilarious Handball Against Manchester United
Club Brugge's Simon Deli was shown a straight red card against Manchester United after hilariously stopping Daniel James' strike with his hand.
Deli received a red card in the 22nd minute following his blatant handball to stop James' effort from hitting the target.
As the Welshman unleashed a curling right-footed strike towards the goal, Deli stuck his hand out and saved the ball.
Bruno Fernandes eventually converted the penalty after a bizarre VAR review which saw the match referee watch the handball incident on the pitch side monitor.
What's going on here!?- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 27, 2020
A great save from defender Simon Deli, who is duly shown a red card... ♂️
United score the subsequent penalty! pic.twitter.com/ktcFbeWGqA
Needless to say, the whole situation sent social media into overdrive.
S. Deli with a save De Gea would be proud of.- Stevie Roberts (@SkillsOnToast) February 27, 2020
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If some can explain to me why Deli's card needed a review, I'd be much obliged. plain weird.- Raphael Honigstein (@honigstein) February 27, 2020
VAR trying to work out if Mingnolet would've saved it Deli literally dived for it. Bonkers if it's not a red!- The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) February 27, 2020
Great save from Deli. Red card.- Kristof Terreur :newspaper::movie_camera: (@HLNinEngeland) February 27, 2020
"Dreadful refereeing looking at it that many times. It's embarrassing," one social media user wrote.
A second tweeted: "Can't understand why the ref had to watch the handball 10 times on the VAR monitor before the original decision of red card was upheld."
A third added: "Best handball I've seen for a bloody long time!!!"