Fikayo Tomori left shocked by controversial red card against former club Chelsea as AC Milan defender rages at penalty decision in Champions League
AC Milan defender Fikayo Tomori was left outraged at a straight red card against his former club Chelsea in the Champions League.
The England centre-back, 24, was sent off for a foul on Mason Mount in the penalty area – and Jorginho successfully converted from the spot.
It was a double whammy for Tomori and the Italian champions, who were stunned at the referee’s decision.
Tomori’s former Chelsea academy teammate Mount did not make much of the challenge and the Blues’ appeals were muted.
The Milan defender was the wrong side and had his hands on the Chelsea forward as he beared down on goal – but contact was minimal.
Tomori begged for a VAR review, pleading his innocence, but the technology did not come to his rescue, despite another look.
As the decision was confirmed, the Englishman took an age to leave the pitch and appeared to lose his cool.
Tomori was visibly upset and took his complaints to the fourth official as he eventually trudged off the pitch.
Engand legend Stuart Pearce could understand the defender’s frustration but insisted Mount’s honesty made the challenge look better than it was.
Pearce told talkSPORT: “Tomori grappled a couple of times. If they hadn’t given it on the pitch I don’t think VAR would’ve given it.
“If he’d [Mount} gone down there would have been no question from anybody but because Mount was genuine it raised the question from Tomori that he didn’t touch him.”