Funes Mori follows up disgusting tackle on Divock Origi by grabbing the Everton badge
This is not anything to be proud of.
It was bad enough that Ramiro Funes Mori could've potentially broken the ankle of Divock Origi but to follow it up with a gesture to his crest as if he was doing it some kind of service is not something that even Everton would condone, never mind the rest of the footballing world.
Divock Origi is in the form of his life.
He helped Liverpool through a momentous Europa League comeback against Dortmund and, on his first derby start on Wednesday night, he netted his first derby goal and had the Anfield crowd singing his name again.
Now, Liverpool are sweating on his fitness. He's earned the right to have fans and coaches bemoan his absence because he's been so damn good of late but he didn't deserve a frustrated opposition player wrapping his studs dangerously around the Belgian's ankle.
Jurgen Klopp did not like that tackle from Funes Mori on Divock Origi #LFC pic.twitter.com/DexAAzGDcr
— SportsJOE (@SportsJOEdotie) April 20, 2016
There was genuine concern for the striker as he was stretchered off after 54 minutes with Liverpool 2-0 to the good.
Funes Mori came in from the side of Origi and seemed to go through his planted ankle in what looked like a vicious challenge. It ended with the Liverpool man on the ground and the defender standing on his leg.
What made it worse was that, as Funes Mori received his marching orders from the referee, he grabbed his club crest en route to the tunnel.
Ramiro Funes Mori gets a straight red for a nasty stamp on Divock Origi. He walks off grabbing the crest on his shirt. Striker still down
— Melissa Reddy (@MelissaReddy_) April 20, 2016
disgraceful from Funes Mori after red card. Could have broken Origi's ankle and grabs the badge as he walks. #LIVEVE pic.twitter.com/TRfkO0kGxl
— Taxi For Maicon (@Taxi_For_Maicon) April 20, 2016
It certainly wasn't welcome by everyone.
And that was disgraceful from Funes Mori. The tackle was one thing but holding the badge was sickening
— Ben Bradshaw (@benbrdshw) April 20, 2016
Not so easy to score in a Merseyside derby and beat your arch rivals 4-0.