Troy Deeney chucks away shirt in disgust after controversial red card against Arsenal

WATFORD skipper Troy Deeney was shown red against Arsenal after being adjudged to have elbowed Lucas Torreira.

The striker ran past Torreira and looked to have hit the midfielder in the face, though replays revealed his elbow did not make contact and it is unclear whether it was on purpose.

Troy Deeney chucks away shirt in disgust after controversial red card against ArsenalRex Features3 Troy Deeney was shown red against Arsenal after being adjudged to have elbowed Lucas Torreira

As Deeney was red-carded the Watford captain threw his shirt in disgust as he left his team one player down trailing 1-0 at home to the Gunners.

The English forward then clashed with Arsenal manager Unai Emery as the pair exchanged words.

After the sending off, fans on Twitter were divided with the decision – with some agreeing it was a red, while others saw the dismissal was harsh.

One said: "He knew exactly what he was doing."

Another said: "So soft…..players don't care anymore they go down so easily."

One commented: "Correct call lads… deliberate strike onto head/face with hand/arm, goes under violent conduct, and force wasn't negligible so red card offence."

Another commented: "This is why the premier league needs VAR Never a red card."

Troy Deeney chucks away shirt in disgust after controversial red card against ArsenalNews Group Newspapers Ltd3 Deeney took off his shirt in disgust after being shown the straight red

 

Troy Deeney chucks away shirt in disgust after controversial red card against ArsenalNews Group Newspapers Ltd3 Gunners boss Unai Emery exchanged words with Deeney on the touch line

So soft…..players don't care anymore they go down so easily

— Michelle (@hellshelly43) April 15, 2019

correct call lads… deliberate strike onto head/face with hand/arm, goes under violent conduct, and force wasn't negligible so red card offence

— Ollie Coe (@olliejcoe) April 15, 2019

This is why the premier league needs VAR
Never a red card

— Lloyd Williams (@LloydW90) April 15, 2019

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