Inter Milan: Nicolo Barella’s red card for PUNCHING Real Madrid’s Eder Militao labelled as ‘harsh’

‘Football has become soft!’ Nicolo Barella’s red card for PUNCHING Real Madrid’s Eder Militao in the leg labelled ‘harsh’ on social media as Inter Milan slump to Champions League defeat against Spanish giants



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Nicolo Barella’s red card for punching Real Madrid defender Eder Militao in the leg in Inter Milan’s defeat was described in some quarters online as ‘harsh’. 

The Spanish giants were 1-0 up when, in the 64th minute, the Inter Midfielder was involved in a tussle with Militao on the side of the pitch and went down under pressure. 

The Italian then reacted by punching the Brazilian in the leg, triggering an angry reaction from Madrid players and Barella was subsequently given his marching orders. 

Nicolo Barella was shown a red card for punching Real Madrid defender Eder Militao

Nicolo Barella was shown a red card for punching Real Madrid defender Eder Militao

The confrontation triggered a fracas on the pitch and the Italian was given his marching orders

However, some users online insist the red card was ‘harsh’ – Real went on to win the game 2-0. 

A user said: ‘Barella red card… football has become soft,’ while another said: ‘Barella red card a bit harsh for me.’ 

Another stated: ‘How was that a red card for Barella? Grow up.’ 

Yet that view wasn’t unanimous across the board, with one person online saying: ‘Clear red card, you can’t be trying to punch players’ and then saying in a later tweet ‘Militao didn’t even punch him back. It’s called keeping calm.’ 

While some users criticised the decision, others described the situation as a 'clear red card'

While some users criticised the decision, others described the situation as a ‘clear red card’

Inter midfielder Barella will now miss the first-leg of his side's last-16 tie in the new year

Inter midfielder Barella will now miss the first-leg of his side’s last-16 tie in the new year 

Barella will now miss the first-leg of Inter’s last-16 tie in 2022.  

Two long-range goals from Toni Kroos and Marco Asensio gave Madrid top spot in Group D, while Inter finished second on 10 points.

It means the Italians face a potentially trickier last-16 tie in the new year, and will play the second-leg away from home. 


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Ancer regrets Tiger comments being ‘twisted’ by media

It may be a new year, but Abraham Ancer is still facing questions about what he considered an innocent remark he made months ago.

It was at the Mayakoba Golf Classic that Ancer was asked by reporters who he might like to face in singles’ play when he made his Presidents Cup debut at Royal Melbourne.

“I would like to play against Tiger (Woods),” Ancer said. “But the truth is that our objective is to do everything we can to win. Winning a match in the singles would be very special, so we need to try to get the cup.”

Ancer got his wish last month in Australia, having gone 3-0-1 through the first four sessions as the International team built up a lead. But Woods was well aware of Ancer’s quip, placed himself against the Mexican in Sunday’s opening match and took the point, 3 and 2, to spark an American comeback victory.

“Abe wanted it, and he got it,” Woods said.

Abraham Ancer said at last month’s Mayakoba Golf Classic that he wished to play against Tiger Woods at the Presidents Cup. He got his wish, but it didn’t go the way he had hoped.

Teeing it up this week for the first time since the Presidents Cup, Ancer explained to reporters at the Sony Open that his initial comment that made the rounds was given in Spanish and that some of his intent was lost in translation when the comments were transcribed.

“I was like, well, out of the 12 guys who I would like to play on a big stage in a big event like that … obviously I would like to play my hero growing up, Tiger Woods. (It would) be an incredible experience,” Ancer said. “And so I didn’t only learn from the golf course and from golf. I learned a lot about media and how it can get twisted. Yeah, definitely got twisted and just the context of how I said things. And maybe Tiger didn’t know the way I said it.”

Ancer won the 2018 Australian Open but remains in search of his first career PGA Tour win, a drought he hopes to end this week in Honolulu coming off a season in which he made his first trip to the Tour Championship. Despite the loss to Woods and the American comeback, he took plenty of positive memories from his Presidents Cup debut Down Under.

“Playing on a big stage like that was a lot of fun,” Ancer said. “It was a week that I will never ever forget. The feeling of playing in front of the Aussie crowd and really the people from all over the world made the trip, it was really special.”

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