Cesc Fabregas sent off for booting ball at Chris Brunt in bizarre...

Cesc Fabregas sent off for booting ball at Chris Brunt in bizarre red card

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Cesc Fabregas sent off for booting ball at Chris Brunt in bizarre red card

Many thought this was one of the strangest red cards ever as Cesc Fabregas was given his marching orders..

Hands up, who thought West Brom’s clash with Chelsea would be a drab affair?

We did. You probably did too.

But after Saido Berahino’s scorcher lit up the contest at the Hawthorns, Diego Costa sparked a melee inside the Baggies penalty area that saw the Blues reduced to 10 men.

Cesc Fabregas booted the ball at a huddle of West Brom players remonstrating with referee Mike Jones, with the Spaniard’s delivery striking Chris Brunt on the head.

Jose Mourinho slammed the decision, calling it ‘bizarre’, while everyone else just scratched their heads and wondered what on earth had happened.

“For me a top referee, a stable, big personality and in control of the game, goes there, two or three words and it’s done,” Mourinho said after the game.

“It’s a bizarre red card. A three game ban for this? Harsh? Of course it’s harsh. Why does he have to explain? He doesn’t need to explain.”

Here’s how it unfolded:

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Cesc Fabregas red card – 1

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Cesc Fabregas red card – 2

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Cesc Fabregas red card – 3

Pinpoint accuracy.

Sadly, Jones had little choice but to dismiss the midfielder, with Costa also going into the book for his antics during Chelsea’s surprise 3-0 defeat.

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