Switzerland are down to ten men against Spain after Remo Freuler was shown a red card for a foul on Gerard Moreno.
Just a matter of minutes earlier, Freuler assisted Liverpool’s Xherdan Shaqiri for the equalising goal.
It’s a real hero to zero moment in the first Euro 2020 quarter-final, but was it justified?
Freuler went in strong on Villarreal goal-machine Moreno, with the excessive force clearly being deemed reckless endangerment by referee Michael Oliver.
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While referee-turned-pundit Peter Walton agreed with the on-field decision from Premier League ref Oliver, co-commentator Lee Dixon wasn’t so convinced.
Dixon didn’t hold back in revealing that he doesn’t care what Walton has to say – that ISN’T a red card offence.
Lee Dixon: “I don’t care what Peter Walton says”
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Lee Dixon saying he doesn’t care what Peter Walton says is the best bit of co-commentary he’s ever done#SUIESP
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It does seem a little harsh, doesn’t it?
Freuler did get the ball, and a good chunk of Moreno, but only because the Spain star came into the 50/50 himself, just with less force than his opponent.
It feels like a yellow card would have sufficed here, especially considering it’s a European Championship quarter-final.
What do you think?
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