Blues midfielder to miss League Cup final after sending off.
Chelsea midfield general Nemanja Matic, who is not renowned for losing his cool on the pitch, was shown a red card for his reaction to a horror tackle from Burnley’s Ashley Barnes in a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Should he have been sent off and should Barnes have gone too? Twitter is divided!
Below are some of the best opinions on the controversial moment…
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(Video) Clear Red Card! What Was Nemanja Matic Thinking? Chelsea Man Sent Off Against Burnley
Matic reaction was understandable but it doesn’t stop it being a red card Others have been tackled like that and not reacted in the same way
— Carl Spencer (@CarlSpencer2) February 22, 2015
The tackle on Matic was a career ender, the opposing player doesn’t even get a card. Matic gets a red for pushing him. Pathetic league/rules — Joe ??? (@JoeKarizma) February 22, 2015
The player that tackled matic should just have a standby red card waiting for him at the next game
— Prince Of Ubiaja. (@MrAisagbonhi) February 22, 2015
How can people say Matic didn’t deserve his red card? It doesn’t matter what’s happened before, you can’t react like that. Simple. — Steve Brennan (@SCBrennan) February 22, 2015
Routledge’s Red Card was rescinded after he received a horror leg breaking tackle and reacted like Matic hope the same will happen to Matic.
— Tactical Genius (@mourinhoedition) February 22, 2015
I can understand why Matic reacted the way he did it could have ended his career, but it does merit a red card in the laws of the game. — Sehrish Mumtaz (@Sehrish_Mumtaz) February 22, 2015
Just seen the Matic red card, and there’s not a hope in hell it will get rescinded. Three-match ban, for sure, and more Mourinho whining.
— Stuart Brennan (@StuBrennanMEN) February 21, 2015