Samir Nasri has been excellent for Sevilla since joining the Spanish club on loan from Manchester City last summer, but the France international let his team down in their biggest match of the season tonight.
The 29-year-old foolishly earned himself a second yellow card for head-butting Jamie Vardy with 15 minutes of the match remaining.
Sevilla were 2-0 down at the time but were not out of the contest. Indeed, had Steven N’Zonzi scored from the penalty spot five minutes later, the match would have gone to extra-time.
Nasri was absolutely panned on social media for his idiocy and understandably so.
Sevilla needed their players to remain composed with 15 minutes still to play, but the former Arsenal man saw the red mist and cost his side dear.
Vardy is also being slammed for his actions
However, Vardy didn’t escape criticism from Twitter for his part in the altercation.
If Nasri’s actions were stupid, then Vardy’s were plain embarrassing.
Watch: Nasri 'headbutts' Vardy
Watch the footage here…
As you can see, Vardy made a meal of the contact. He was barely touched.
And many people on Twitter, even if they wanted Leicester to qualify for the Champions League quarter-finals, blasted the England international.
Twitter blasts Vardy…
And what about this for a tweet...
Twitter slams Nasri....
However, that’s nothing compared to the stick Nasri received. Check this out…
Leicester qualify for CL quarter-finals
Leicester, thanks to Kasper Schmeichel’s penalty save from N’Zonzi, will be in the draw for the next round of the Champions League - a remarkable achievement by the reigning English champions who, lest we forget, could still be relegated to the Championship in the coming months.
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