The Germany international midfielder faces a backlash after his comments regarding his team-mates controversial sending off
Emre Can reacted with stunned amazement after seeing a replay of Cristiano Ronaldo’s red card against Valencia and risked a huge backlash in the process.
Juventus’ opening Champions League match of the season was locked scoreless midway through the first half when the five-time Ballon d’Or winner clashed with Jeison Murillo off the ball at the edge of the home side’s penalty box .
After referee Felix Brych had consulted with his fifth official, a red card was brandished in the direction of the Italian side’s big summer signing.
Ronaldo, who had scored his first goals for Juventus at the weekend , left the field in tears, and in the aftermath, it was a decision that proved much debated. His sister even claimed that there are forces at work “trying to destroy” her brother .
Can, too, was not sitting on the fence regarding the issue when he was shown a replay following the conclusion of a 2-0 victory for Juve, given to them by a couple of Miralem Pjanic penalties.
“That’s supposed to be a red!?” he exclaimed when shown football of the action by DAZN .
“I just heard that he said it was because of hair pulling. We’re not women, we’re playing football.
“If you’re giving that as a red card, you can be sent off for any foul. One hundred per cent, that is not a red card.”