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“Some Of These Red Card Decisions In AFCON Are Surprising” – Michael Essien Says

Ghanaian former professional footballer, Michael Essien has commented on the red card decisions in the ongoing AFCON tournament.

The Ghanaian former professional footballer, Michael Essien, who is currently a member of Danish Superliga club FC Nordsjælland’s coaching staff took to Twitter to address it.

According to Micheal Essien, some of the red card decisions in the ongoing AFCON competition are “shocking”.

Michael Essien who seems unhappy about some of the red cards decisions also asked if football is getting “soft”.

His tweet reads;

“Some of these red card decisions in #AFCON are shocking. Is football getting soft???⚽️🏃🏿”

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Netizens react;

Mike Martin: “Michael, that was an appalling foul. It’s why some European managers don’t want to release players to Afcon: they know the tackling is appalling.”

Chris Meek: “😂 you and Muntari would have chop red card in every game if you were playing in this tournament… Hardcore guys 👍”

Agyeman Opambuor: “I’m still wondering up till now why Dede Ayew was given that red card. Today, I think it’s karma”

Mirpuri: “Rules are rules. It was a poor tackle. Abdou didn’t go for the ball. Sad but fair. Don’t forget AFCON opened with a very physical game: Burkina Faso vs Cameroon. Managers in Europe were scared for their players due to the rough tackles. Refs must stamp their authority on games.”

Jojo: “This is Africa and VAR needs to pay more attention to the intent behind the tackle”

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