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What Dani Alves posted on Instagram about a French referee was so unprofessional

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PSG full-back Dani Alves has taken to Instagram after he was sent off in Sunday night's 2-1 defeat away at Lyon.

Former Manchester United winger Memphis Depay came off the bench to score a sublime 94th minute winner for the hosts.

Nabil Fekir had initially given Lyon the lead with a stunning free-kick before Layvin Kurzawa equalised for the Parisians with a blockbuster volley on the stroke of half-time.

PSG, who won 8-0 in their last Ligue 1 game, still boast an eight-point lead over Lyon at the top of the table.

Their focus has likely already turned to February's Champions League meeting with holders Real Madrid.

The Alves sending off incident

With the scores level at 1-1 early in the second half, Alves produced a rash challenge as he bid to stop a Lyon counter-attack.

The referee, Clement Turpin, immediately reached for a yellow card and booked the 34-year-old Brazilian wing-back.


Alves clearly didn't agree with the ref and shouted in his face from centimetres away. It was no surprise that the ref - despite Marco Verratti's best efforts - dished out a second yellow just seconds later.

Watch the video here - It definitely looked worthy of a red card.

Alves posts on Instagram

The eccentric former Barcelona star took to social media on Monday afternoon to vent about the French referee.

“Decisions were taken, the battle is already lost, but I continue to think that the referee lost his way with this decision," wrote Alves on Instagram, as per GFFN. "Since when has disagreeing equalled a lack of respect?

"If you want to say that it was my fault, you can, that is free, and, like wise I have shoulders that are considerably large and a pair of balls that ensure I am always standing upright.”

You shouldn't be able to get away with saying things like that.

Football Fans react on Twitter

The general consensus on social media was that Alves deserved to be sent off - fans were certainly not impressed by the childish Alves response.

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