Wayne Rooney gets sent off for a horrific challenge

Rooney’s mast challenge

Wayne Rooney scored a crazy goal last week for DC United to help them win 2-1 against Orlando City. But today, he could not do much and his side were thrashed 4-0 by new comers, Los Angeles FC.

The Englishman was sent off in the 49th minute for a horrific challenge on LAFC striker, Diego Rossi. The former Manchester United striker’s side were 3-0 down when the incident took place.

The referee surprisingly gave him a yellow card for the tackle at first. However, on checking with VAR, he over turned his decision and showed Rooney a straight red.

Watch the incident below:

This is Rooney’s seventh red card in his career for club and country. The sending off was his first since September 2014, when he was given the marching orders in a 2-1 win over West Ham United.

Diego Rossi, meanwhile, stayed on the pitch and completed his hat-trick in the 76th minute. The hat-trick and a goal by Carlos Vela helped the new MLS side run out 4-0 winners.

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