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Gervinho receives crazy red card in Africa Cup of Nations

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Gervinho lost the plot during Ivory Coast's Africa Cup of Nations clash against Guinea this afternoon after receiving a red card for a ridiculous off-the-ball incident which saw the AS Roma forward strike an opponent in the face.

The 27-year-old was given his marching orders just after the hour mark with Herve Renard's side 1-0 down, following an altercation on the edge of the box that was clearly in view of the referee.

Words were obviously exchanged between the former Arsenal man and Naby Keita before Gervinho reacted angrily by lashing out at Guinea's No.15, prompting the midfielder to roll around on the floor whilst holding his face - presumably to make sure the Serie 'A' star was sent for an early bath.

Minutes after Gervinho's dismissal The Elephants drew level through Seydou Doumbia, and at the time of writing were pushing for a winner with a little over ten minutes of the match remaining.

The ex-Gunner's vicious reaction is uncharacteristic of a player that is fondly remembered in the Premier League, not because of the fine form he produced in England, but because of his unpredictable nature when turning out for Arsene Wenger's side.

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You can watch footage of Gervinho's altercation with Naby Keita and the chaos which ensued after his sending off in the video below - and feel free to share any other crazy content from this year's Africa Cup of Nations tournament!

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