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Video: Roma star Edin Dzeko gets red card for swearing at ref in English

Bosnian-born striker Edin Dzeko learned plenty of English phrases during his five year stint with Manchester City – some of which could get him into some seriously hot water if used improperly. Unfortunately, the AS Roma star directed one such phrase at a referee in a Serie A match and the consequences proved dire for him.

Frustrated with a decision from Serie A referee Andrea Gervasoni during the match against Genoa, Dzeko told Gervasoni to ‘F— off’ in perfect English – which anyone watch the video below can clearly see with some simple lip reading.

Gervasoni, clearly either more well-versed in English than Dzeko suspected or at least aware enough to realize he was being cursed at, promptly pulled out the red card and sent off the Roma striker.

On Tuesday morning the red card decision was upheld, resulting in a two-match suspension for the former Man City scoring machine.

Perhaps next time Dzeko wants to curse out a referee, he should try doing it in his native tongue instead of a language understood by approximately 51% of the European population.

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