New footage of Casemiro red card scrap emerges and Man Utd fans are convinced it will help him get ban overturned
MANCHESTER UNITED fans are convinced that Casemiro’s red card will be rescinded after new footage emerged of his ruck with Will Hughes.
The Brazilian was given his marching orders by referee Andre Marriner after a VAR check showed him grabbing the Crystal Palace midfielder by his neck.
Fans think Casemiro’s red card could be overturnedRex
The result of the red card will see Casemiro miss United’s next three domestic games, which come against Leeds (home and away) and Leicester City.
However, United fans are now hoping that the suspension can be overturned after fan footage showed a different side of the altercation.
The footage shows Casemiro and Hughes laughing off the incident after the scuffle between the two sides ends.
And with the reaction of the two, fans are convinced that there was less violent conduct involved.
One tweeted: “I think it gets turned if United appeals it.”
A second wrote: “Bloody hell. Casemiro and Hughes are laughing about it.”
A third commented: “This must be the first case where a player has been sent off for violent conduct and the player ‘assaulted’ doesn’t react and then hugs his attacker.”
A fourth said: “Come on that’s not violent conduct in any way shape or form.”
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A fifth added: “Without knowing, if someone showed you this and told you one of the players involved gets a straight red and three-game ban, you’re not guessing Casemiro.
“The slowed-down angle used by VAR admittedly looked far worse, but from this angle it’s almost laughable.”
After the game, manager Erik ten Hag slammed Marriner for his lack of inconsistency in the match as he did not show Jordan Ayew a red card for a similar offence.
He said: “The player from Crystal Palace takes a big risk by this foul – that he get badly injured – by pushing him over the line.
“Everyone is reacting, Crystal Palace players and Man United players, and not only Casemiro.
“There was one of the players, he did even worse than Casemiro.
“You have to be consistent.”
The red card did make the game harder for United as their two-goal lead was halved, but thy held on for the win.