Video: Sweden star sent off for unusually contentious knee-high studded tackle, Gary Lineker not convinced

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Sweden’s Marcus Danielson was shown a straight red card during his side’s clash with Ukraine – but was it justified?

With the two sides in extra-time, with the scoreline having finished 1-1 after 90 minutes, they knew they had 30 minutes to get a winning goal before the dreaded penalty shootout would commence.

The prize for the victor, a Euro 2020 quarter-final clash with England, so it’s not as if the players required any further motivation.

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Unfortunately for Sweden, their efforts to find a winning goal were stunted after the referee sent off Marcus Danielson after a review on the pitchside monitor.

Danielson’s challenge was high and into the knee of his opponent, but there will be those who argue that there was nothing he could have done about it.

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Pictures courtesy of ESPN

Gary Lineker’s stance on the matter is clear – that is not a red card. The England legend took to Twitter while the action was ongoing to say the following. What do YOU think?

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  1. The red card should get Ukrainian player because he left his brain in a changing room.
    When defender or goalkeeper should give up clearance a ball before a stricker because the last one rushes without seeing the goalpost.

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