SOFIAN KIYINE was sent off during Venezia’s Serie A clash with Roma on Saturday after kicking Lorenzo Pellegrini in the privates.
Venezia got off to a flying start and took the lead within the first minute courtesy of a goal from David Okereke.Kiyine was sent off for an X-rated kick on Pellegrini[/caption]
But things took a turn at the half-hour mark when Kiyine made the X-rated kick.
The midfielder, 24, was already on a yellow card before he hit out at Pellegrini.
However, when the referee checked the incident on the VAR monitor he gave a straight red.
Kiyine attempted to appeal against the red by arguing it was unintentional, but the decision stood.
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Pellegrini was down injured for several minutes, but after some treatment he was able to continue.
Roma’s Eldor Shomurodov’s went on to level the score late in the game, meaning the points were shared.
But for Venezia, one point was not enough to keep them in Serie A.
The Winged Lions were relegated to Serie B when other league results didn’t go their way.
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Meanwhile, Roma are still pushing for European football.
The Yellow and Reds currently sit sixth in the league table, but they have the chance to earn a place in the Europa League via the Europa Conference League.