During Manchester City’s match against Nottingham Forest, Rodri received a red card for an altercation with Morgan Gibbs-White.
Pep Guardiola’s team appeared to be comfortably leading 2-0 at halftime, courtesy of goals from Phil Foden and Erling Haaland. However, shortly after the break, Rodri’s moment of recklessness reduced City to 10 players.
The incident occurred when Rodri and Gibbs-White clashed at the corner flag, with Rodri grabbing the Forest midfielder by the neck in a fit of anger.
Following a brief VAR review, referee Anthony Taylor brandished the red card, which means Rodri will be suspended for City’s crucial match against Arsenal in just over two weeks’ time.
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Former referee Mike Dean, commenting on the incident on Sky Sports, conceded that Gibbs-White went down rather easily, but couldn’t argue with the decision.
“He goes down a bit theatrically, Gibbs-White, but when you see it from another angle when you look he has pushed him in the neck, hence the reason why I think he’s sent him off,” he explained.