Oh dear. It’s fair to say this is a pretty poor tackle.
We don’t know for sure what was going through Rafael Da Silva’s head when he – literally – launched into it, but it was probably, well, not very much at all.
The ex-Manchester United player, now with Lyon, was shown a straight red card by referee Antony Gautier in the 70th minute of the Derby Rhône-Alpes after a tackle on Saint-Étienne’s Yann M’vila, and rightfully so. It was a challenge that ticked all the boxes: two feet, off the ground, scissors motion, on your way pal.
Hard to believe Rafael had the cheek to protest. But, of course, he did.