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.
If we think our Refs are bad in England Chelsea’s Ampadu has just been sent off for this and it was confirmed by VAR 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/iw5MahLIEU
— Joe McClarnon (@JosephMcclarnon) October 26, 2021