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(Video) David Villa sent off for punching an opponent after the referee requested a video review of the incident

New York City FC star David Villa was sent off during a friendly against Houston Dynamo last night thanks to the use of video technology, report The Sun.

As The Sun report, Villa was initially shown a yellow card for punching an opponent. However, the referee opted to request a review of the incident, and then decided that it in fact warranted a red.

In this case, the use of video technology prevented Villa from escaping without due punishment. Is this a glimpse of the future of football?

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