Mason Greenwood received the first red card of his professional career during Getafe’s 2-0 defeat to Rayo Vallecano, a match in which Getafe had three players sent off.
The intense clash witnessed four bookings within the first 38 minutes, with both teams receiving two each.
In the 40th minute, Getafe’s Juanmi Latasa received a second yellow card, leading to his expulsion 17 minutes after the initial booking.
Vallecano’s Sergio Camello then scored the opening goal just before halftime and added a second two minutes into the second half.
The drama continued when, in the 50th minute, Manchester United loanee Mason Greenwood received a straight red card for apparent dissent. The specifics of the dissent have not yet been clarified.
You can see a short clip of the incident below.
The incident that got Mason Greenwood sent off. pic.twitter.com/55OJzapatY
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Getafe then received a third red card of the match in bizarre circumstances – with defender Damian Suarez being shown his marching orders as he was being substituted.
The Uruguay defender was walking off the pitch to be replaced by fellow defender Omar Alderete.
But he was too slow for the referee’s liking, who decided to brandish a yellow card.
Vasquez then gave him another yellow card after he’d left the pitch.
As a result, the defender had the ignominy of being sent off following time wasting despite his side being 2-0 down.
Getafe receive a THIRD red card 🤯
Damián Suárez is sent off while leaving the pitch after getting subbed 🟥 pic.twitter.com/NdE2MRRwSw
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Unsurprisingly, with only nine players left on the field – substitute Alderete was allowed to stay on, although did aptly receive a yellow card of his own on 82 minutes – Getafe were unable to mount a comeback, with the result meaning they stay in eighth place in La Liga.
Jose Bordalas’ side are five points off sixth-placed Real Sociedad, who occupy the final European place, with this their first defeat since a 2-0 loss to Las Palmas, who sit one place below them, on December 1.