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River Plate star sees red for kick to the head

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Most footballers will protest to the referee if one of their teammates has been shown a straight red card, but GMS are finding it difficult to believe that River Plate players are actually complaining about this one.

River had just gone 1-0 up in their clash with Rosario Central in the Primera Division clash at the Estadio Monumental, when midfielder Jonathan Fabbro did marked his debut in horrific fashion.

Only two minutes following Federico Andrada’s goal, Fabbro made sure it would be a tense finish for his teammates by getting a red card in the most shocking of circumstances.

The Paraguayan was making his debut for the famous Argentine side and it will probably go down as one of the worst ever.

River had cleared the ball from a Rosario set piece, when it was hooked out wide to Pol Fernandez on the right wing.

The former Boca Juniors youngster didn’t have much time to react, however, as Fabbro came at him with his boot high and landed his studs right into the side of the young winger’s head.

It was as bad a challenge as you could possibly get and so there should have been no surprise in the red card coming out straight away.

There was though, and the River players surrounded the ref as Fabbro looked perplexed with the decision.

Watch Jonathan Fabbro see red for River Plate after kicking Rosario Central winger Pol Fernandez in the face below…

Thanks to 101GreatGoals for bringing this to our attention.

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