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Virgil Van Dijk Should NOT Have Been Sent-Off, Why Celtic Man Should Feel Hard Done By

Celtic’s Europa League hopes hang in the balance after Virgil Van Dijk was wrongly red carded…

We all hate to see it, when a red card ruins what is poised to be a fantastic night of enthralling football. Especially when that red card is wrongly issued – as it was to Celtic’s Virgil van Dijk in tonight’s game against Inter Milan.

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With the two sides having played out an incredible 3-3 draw at Celtic Park seven days ago, the second leg was all set to be another closely-fought encounter, this time at the San Siro. That was until the 36th minute dismissal sent Ronny Deila’s side into a much more defensive mindset.

Two soft yellow cards, the latter particularly controversial – with Milan forward Mauro Icardi brandishing a phantom card above his head – saw the Dutch defender, a reported transfer target for Arsenal, receive his marching orders.

It’s the sort of incident that ought to have been stamped out of the game by now – players influencing decisions like this. You can see the video of the decisive moment in the clip below:

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