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Gonzalo Higuain goes crazy after red card against Udinese.

Gonzalo Higuain goes crazy after red card against Udinese

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Gonzalo Higuain lost the plot after he was sent off while playing in Napoli’s crucial Serie A match against Udinese on Sunday afternoon.

The Argentine striker, 28, was shown a second yellow card in the 74th minute for an off-the-ball incident.

When referee Massimiliano Irrati brandished the red card, Higuain went crazy - and you can watch his incredible reaction by scrolling down this page.

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Higuain gave Irrati a little push - which could land him in further trouble - and then started shouting in the match official’s face.

His teammates and opponents tried to calm him down, but he was having none of it.

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Video: Higuain goes crazy after red card

Eventually, the Napoli players made him see sense and forced him towards the tunnel.

Higuain, though, was still visible fuming and upset. He even appeared to be shedding a few tears as he made his way to the dressing room at the Stadio Communale Friuli.

Napoli blow their big chance

It’s easy to understand why Higuain, who has scored a magnificent 29 goals in Serie A this season, was so upset.

Today’s 3-1 defeat to Udinese was a huge blow to Napoli’s chances of lifting the title.

Maurizio Sarri’s side currently trail league-leaders Juventus by six points with seven matches remaining.

Udinese Calcio v SSC Napoli - Serie A

That gap could have been reduced to three had Napoli won this afternoon.

However, the Partenopei might be without their star man Higuain for some time after his poor reaction to that red card.

Udinese Calcio v SSC Napoli - Serie A

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UEFA Champions League
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Gonzalo Higuain
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