Although they’d gone behind to a Neymar close-range effort in their French Cup match against Paris Saint-Germain, Saint Etienne were causing problems for their more illustrious opponents.
That was until just after the half-hour when Loic Perrin, playing his final game for the club, decided to scythe down Kylian Mbappe with an horrific challenge.
Although the official originally handed Perrin a yellow card, a VAR check concluded that it was in fact a red card challenge.
Perrin tried to placate Mbappe but the Frenchman didn’t appear to be prepared to accept any apology as he was forced off in agony.
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