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‘The referee is a JOKE’: Fans furious as Fikayo Tomori is sent off for AC Milan

Football fans have blasted the decision to show AC Milan defender Fikayo Tomori a red card during their Champions League game against Chelsea on Tuesday.

England international Tomori was given his marching orders by the referee after he made a grab with Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount, who went down to receive a penalty.

His dismissal just 18 minutes after the start of the European Cup game at the packed San Siro stadium shook the home crowd and changed the balance of the game as the visitors scored from the penalty spot before doubling their lead 13 minutes later.

The penalty decision was quickly confirmed by VAR, but observant fans have taken to social media to express their feelings about the “joke” decision that saw Milan reduced to 10 men.

A shocked and upset fan was furious at the announcement of the decision: “Tomori’s red card is one of the worst I’ve seen. Ref has no control.’

Another fan slammed the officials controlling the game for making a “disgusting” decision that took the game away from the seven-time Champions League winners, saying: “If VAR made that decision to send Tomori off, If you don’t undo it, it’s absolutely game over. what a disgusting decision.’

Others made more outspoken suggestions about the decision to send Tomori back to the dressing room, with one user tweeting, “Ref lost plot no chance that’s a red one for Tomori,” while another echoed similar sentiments, posting, “That is not a red card on Fikayo Tomori, referee is a joke.’

However, those wayward suggestions were hit back by pundits Rio Ferdinand and Joe Cole, speaking on BT Sport, with both agreeing on the decision to send the ex-Chelsea defender back to the dressing room.

Supporting the referee’s decision to give Chelsea a penalty, Cole said:

“The red card, you feel for Tomori, but you have to be punished for mistakes.

“He’s got the wrong side of him, he panicked, it’s in Chelsea’s hands now, from an AC Milan perspective you would be furious, but it’s the right decision.”

Ferdinand added: “The rules are the rules, I don’t always agree, but the rules are the rules.”

Co-pitch-side commentator Robbie Savage defended Tomori’s challenge on the mount when he said: “I don’t think it was a foul (Tomori on the mount for the penalty).”

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