Casemiro Banned For Four Games After Receiving Another Red Card
Manchester United player Casemiro has been suspended for four games after getting two red cards in a season.
After 34 minutes of the scoreless draw at Old Trafford on Sunday, Casemiro was sent off for a challenge on Southampton’s Carlos Alcaraz.
After conferring with the video assistant referee, referee Anthony Taylor changed his mind about issuing the midfielder a yellow card for a challenge that struck Southampton striker Alcaraz in the leg before it connected with the top of the ball (VAR).
Casemiro was also sent off against Crystal Palace this season, extending his required three-match suspension to four games.
He won’t be able to play in another domestic encounter until the April 15 trip to Nottingham Forest.
However, United’s coach, Erik ten Hag has not ruled out an appeal as he does not believe that the challenge from the former Real Madrid star was worth a red card.
Despite playing a man down in most parts of the game, Manchester United survived an impressive display by rock-bottom Southampton as both sides failed to score throughout the game.
After the 0-0 draw, the Dutch tactician defended the Brazilian midfielder saying, “When you freeze anything it looks bad – but everyone who knows something about top football knows what is bad and what is fair. And Casemiro is a really fair player. Tough but fair.
“It shows, he had played over 500 games in big leagues and never been sent off. Now it has happened twice.”