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Enraged Wakaso restrained after bizarre sending off in defeat to Barcelona

Posted On Sunday, 26th May 2013
Mubarak Wakaso was sent off in the feisty derby defeat to Barcelona

Mubarak Wakaso was sent off in the feisty derby defeat to Barcelona

 

Ghana midfielder Mubarak Wakaso had to be restrained by his Espanyol teammates after he was sent off in a bizarre fashion in the derby defeat to Barcelona on Sunday.

The hard-tackling Black Stars midfielder was highly enraged after receiving two-yellow cards within seconds for excessive complaints over a challenge on his teammate.

Wakaso, who was masterly in the game by causing problems for the Barcelona defenders, seems to have lost it after some questionable decisions by the arbiter.

Espanyol felt hard-done all-game-long with some dodgy calls by referee David Fernandez in the feisty Catalan derby played at the Estadi Cornella-El Prat.

The runaway Spanish league winner’s had taken a 14th minute lead through Alexis Sanchez.

The game filled with emotions was turned on its head late on as Espanyol made a late push for that elusive equalizer.

Fans of the Blue and Whites were up screaming at the match officials when Sanchez put in a bad tackle against Capdevila with ten minutes left on the clock.

With 10 minutes to play Wakaso Mubarak earned himself two yellow cards in as many seconds as he protested a decision to award Barcelona a free-kick for a foul on Sanchez.

Wakaso was one of several Espanyol players to be in the face of the referee to protest furiously to the challenge that went unpunished as Sanchez was booked.

The Ghanaian made his feelings clear which brought the first card, and when he appeared to push the referee, he was given his marching orders.

In the end, it was the Ghanaian’s persistent complaints that earned him his first caution but it did little to deter Wakaso as he continued unrelentingly with his protests.

Referee Fernandez felt he had taken enough verbal abuse as he sent of the Ghana midfielder with a second yellow card within second of issuing the first.

The former Villareal man had to be held back by his teammates from physical contact with the referee after attracting his second caution with the home fans expectedly also enraged.

Espanyol’s resolve was finally broken by Pedro four minutes from time to silence the noisy home crowd.

It was the most unfortunate way to end the season for Wakaso who in all terms and purposes had an impressive campaign in just his first year with Espanyol.

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READERS COMMENTS

  1. phillbanger says:

    ghsoccernet u lying.i saw the watched the full match.he reacted the way anybody would hav reacted.how do u get two cards within seconds for complaining.ghsoccernet does not kno nothing bout football.when u on tgat field your temperature is boiling.there is nothin wrong for challengin a call.ghsoccernet get your stories rite.wakaso gave the barca defence real problems.this guy is too good,

  2. Dee says:

    Wakaso is a very good talent and has proven a worthy addition to the Espanyol side but he has to deal with his disciplinary issues if he has to cement his place in the team. This is not the first time he has been in the news for closely similar issue, i don’t think any coach will like to work with a player that causes the team to end a crucial matches disadvantaged. Come to think of it, it is becoming a growing trend among most of our stars as names like Muntari and Jordan quickly jump to mind.

  3. Silencer Mckenzie says:

    Wakaso is a good player and there is no doubt about that, but sometimes he needs to control his anger, too much complaints and emotional feeling in the pitch to avoid more of the red cards since it can affect him in the long-run. but he has done well. BRAVO WAKASO MUBARAK.

  4. selfmade says:

    Wakaso black star captain in waiting!!!.. who is like him in the bs,non!!! This boy has such a wonderful passion on the field and against mali in afcon,the espn commentator said what a wonderful player he is!! U could see from that match that he wanted to scored to atone for the penalty miss!! He is very aggressive,very purposeful,has no fears and very business oriented!! If we can have five bs players like wakasssssssoooooooooo,Ghana can end it afcon drought!! U my boy and i say 21 gun salute for u!!! …. u are a true royal ghanaian warrior!!! Vivaaaa the revolutionciooooooooooooo

  5. selfmade says:

    I have made him the captain of the bs in my playstation three( ps3)…… he is unstoppable in pro evolution 2013 and he has lead me to win a lot of afcon,international etc trophies in my ps3!! Wakasooooooooo,the one and only football general in gh

  6. HEEBA says:

    The first tym i saw this guy play was in a friendly against cape verde nd i told my friends this is the kind of player we need in the B STARS

  7. Chu says:

    This guy rules his world. i miss his schanding free kicks. kwadwo shd learn from him. he was a defensive midfielder 1st

  8. Chu says:

    but he can now do what he wants in attack. kwadwo must learn the hunger of this kid to achieve. caps off WAKAKID





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