Video: Ampadu inexplicably sent off for Venezia

by | Oct 26, 2021 19:09

Wales international Ethan Ampadu has been somewhat inexplicably sent off for Venezia in the relegation battle with Salernitana.

The defender, on loan from Chelsea, was already on a yellow card.

However, referee Marco Di Bello opted for a straight red when he went into a sliding tackle on Franck Ribery.

The contact barely even seemed to qualify as a foul, let alone a dismissal.

As it was a straight red and not a second yellow, VAR could intervene and urged Di Bello to view it again on the monitor.

Despite seeing it in slow motion and from different angles, Di Bello stuck with his original, baffling decision.

Venezia went on to lose the game 2-1 in stoppages.

Marco Di Bello VAR monitor screen


  1. Chris

    The refs just can’t seem to get it right at the moment. I think a massive overhaul is needed after this season is over. Fresh perspectives, fresh ideas.

  2. Jakes

    Foreign unbiased referees are needed in Serie A.

  3. AM

    Is this serious? Watch the replay in slow motion and you’ll see he CLEARLY takes down Ribery before the ball. Ribery is clear on goal if he gets by. Clear red. Joke to have an article on this.

  4. Zambrotta

    Surely Juve’s fault. ADL and Inter failures are already on it!

  5. Kristijan Skoblar

    Its juve fault

  6. Antonio

    This ref should be suspended. Not only was it not a foul but also a great tackle

  7. lulzim Cakolli

    Bullshit reffereing as always in this leageu

  8. Antoine

    He misses the boll and plants his foot on Riberys foot. MAYBE a yellow only but that wouldn’t have made a difference as he already had one yellow card.

  9. Rosario

    ‘inexplicably’ skewed view of the incident.

    If you slow the play down, you’ll clearly see he missed the ball and caught ribery right on top the foot. Given that he was last man and ribery would’ve been thru on goal, it is a straight red.

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