Man Utd star Amrabat’s Afcon ends in disaster… then somehow gets even worse in decision that leaves linesman shocked

SOFYAN AMRABAT was sent off for Morroco in bizarre circumstances against South Africa.

The Atlas Lions were knocked out of Afcon after losing 2-0, but Amrabat was unable to finish the match.

Referee Mahmood Ali Mahmood Ismail called Sofyan Amrabat back


Referee Mahmood Ali Mahmood Ismail called Sofyan Amrabat backCredit: X
He sent off him again but with a straight red card


He sent off him again but with a straight red cardCredit: X

The Manchester United loanee picked up a yellow card in the 64th minute but his evening was set to get worse.

In the 94th minute, with the score 1-0, Amrabat was sanctioned again for a foul as the last defender.

The midfielder was initially dismissed with a second yellow card from referee Mahmood Ali Mahmood Ismail.

VAR then checked the decision and, after taking its time decided to call Amrabat back.

However, rather than rescinding the yellow card so he could finish the match, the video officials recommending a straight red card for the Man Utd ace.

Even the linesman looked shocked at the decision as seen in the TV replays.

Fans saw the moment and flocked to social media to poke fun at the Moroccan.

One fan posted: “This is genuinely pure entertainment.”



A second wrote: “He got played.”

A third commented: “Amrabat is red through and through.”

A fourth joked: “He thought he was going back to the field, referee said NO.”

A fifth said: “Can’t believe they called him back to send him off a different way.”

Another added: “This was so funny.”

Amrabat is not the only Man United star to have a tough Afcon tournament.

He has struggled to succeed at the Red Devils and is set to return to Fiorentina after the end of his loan following the success of Kobbie Mainoo.

Goalkeeper Andre Onana was dropped by Cameroon after making only one appearance.

Cameroon were knocked out in the round of 16 after losing 2-0 to Nigeria with Onana heading back to Manchester.

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