The centre-forward was shown the yellow card by Luca Pairetto for what appeared to be an accidental collision with Bologna midfielder Mattias Svanberg on the stroke of half-time.
England international Abraham knew immediately that it meant he would sit out a ban this weekend in the big match with Serie A title holders Inter.
He was distraught and tried for several minutes to argue his case with the referee and assistants, but you cannot appeal a yellow card in Serie A.
VAR can also not be used in cases of yellow cards, only a straight red or penalty situation.
It’s a huge loss for Roma, as Abraham has scored four goals in 14 Serie A appearances so far this season, plus another four in five Europa Conference League games.
In what world is this a booking on Tammy #Abraham. It’s a collision, now missing the inter game on Saturday due to the suspension. Luca #Pairetto masterclass. Ffs 🤦♂️ #BolognaRoma #AsRoma pic.twitter.com/yTJwkqUYrd
— Scot Munroe (@scot_munroe) December 1, 2021