Football pundits Joe Cole and Rio Ferdinand have blasted Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso for his ‘silly’ red card in the 3-0 defeat to Bayern Munich.
Alonso was sent off in the 83rd minute for his action as Chelsea were forced to play with a man down against the rampaging Bavarians.
Alonso was initially shown a yellow card but French referee Clement Turpin decided to show him a red card after taking a look at the replays on the VAR monitor, and the two former football stars believe that a senior player like Alonso shouldn’t do such.
“In today’s game it’s a red for retaliation,” said Ferdinand.
“Waving arms, it’s silly really for an experienced player. You can’t be doing that in the game today with cameras all over the place. I thought he was punished deservedly so.”
“He’s let his manager down there no doubt,” said Cole.
“It looked like [Alonso and Lewandowski] said something to each other so there was a bit of malice, a bit of venom. He shouldn’t have done that and he’s let the team down.”
Alonso will miss the second leg at the Allianz Arena Arena as well as Jorginho who was also suspended after an accumulation of yellow cards.