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Ex-Brazil striker goes mad after controversial Sao Paulo red card

Fabio didn't take red card well. (©GettyImages)
Fabio didn't take red card well. (©GettyImages).

Brazilian striker Luis Fabiano has enjoyed a successful career over the last decade, scoring goals in both South America and Europe for a variety of teams.

His form at Sao Paulo between 2002 and 2004 led to international recognition, and also earned him a move to FC Porto. But, it was with Sevilla that the player became a household name after joining the club the following year.

A two-time UEFA Cup winner with the La Liga outfit, Fabiano returned to Sao Paulo in 2011 after six years at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, and has continued to score goals during his second spell with the Tricolor Paulista.

However, he’s in the headlines internationally for the wrong reasons this weekend, after a red card in the Copa Sudamericana final against Tigre.

In fairness, the forward was wrongly adjudged to have put the boot in on Alejandro Donatti, and despite the intent from Fabiano, he completely missed his target.

That didn’t stop Donatti from hitting the floor like a falling tree, with referee taking the bait after just 13 minutes of the match.

The defender was also sent off an in an otherwise uneventful 0-0 draw, although it was another player from the Argentine side who proceeded to slap an opponent right in front of the floundering official.
 

Check out the video below and have your say on the chaos in South America...

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