Video: Luka Modric gets his first straight red card as these fans lay into VAR for harsh decision

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It might be one of the most irritating cliches when someone bemoans “they’re not that type of player” in an attempt to defend a poor challenge for a red card. Luka Modric could fall under that category only this time the red card decision does look to be a bit harsh.

He was shown a straight red card against Celta Vigo for a challenge on Denis Suarez. He does catch his ankle in what looks like a sore one but the challenge looked pretty innocuous.

These fans certainly didn’t think it deserved a straight red and think VAR should’ve intervened:

A tweet from Squawka confirmed it was the first time the Croatian was shown a red card in his professional career.

Fortunately for Real Madrid Toni Kroos scored a second goal minutes after the sending off so they look set to win the game.

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