Luiz Felipe in tears after bizarre red card after full-time whistle
One of the strangest full-time events you will see
Lazio's Luiz Felipe was shown a bizarre red card after his side's 3-1 win against Inter Milan following an altercation with Inter player and former teammate Joaquin Correa, which left the Brazilian in tears.
The full-time whistle had just blown after Lazio had managed to secure the win over last season's Series A champions and former manager Simone Inzaghi, with the game a feisty occasion after referee Massimiliano Irrati had handed out six yellow cards in a tense eight-minute spell.
Things boiled over at the Stadio Olimpico after the game as well as Felipe seemingly went over to Correa - who is on a season-long loan with an obligation to buy - and appeared to jump on the Argentinian, who didn't take to the act warmly.
Instead the winger reacted back by shaking off the defender and pushing him away - clearly not seeing the funny side.
The interaction then started a brawl between both sets of players as tempers began to flare with the Inter players showing their displeasure. In the chaos, referee Irrati showed Felipe a straight red card for his actions.
What happened next was extremely bizarre as Felipe - clearly confused - protested that he was only trying to have a laugh which had been misinterpreted.
So distraught by what had happened, the Lazio man was seen walking away from the scene in tears.
⏰ Full-time whistle goes
👊 Luiz Felipe jumps on former Lazio player Correa
🔴 Luiz Felipe sees red
😭 Luiz Felipe is in floods of tears
A crazy end to Lazio vs Inter last night 🤯 pic.twitter.com/0DeI7L8oPr
— Football on TNT Sports (@footballontnt) October 17, 2021
Felipe is now inevitably going to be serving a suspension for the red card, but hopefully he will have learnt his lesson - whatever the lesson was - when the two teams face each other again.
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