Barcelona Twitter fans across the world took to Twitter yesterday night to register their disappointments at the team and midfielder, Frankie De Jong after his red card led to a 2 – 2 draw against city rival, Espanyol.
It was the Catalona derby and Barcelona fans expected the team to win the derby because Espanyol presently occupies the last position on the Spanish League table but to the surprise of many, Espanyol was able to grind out a draw after De Jong was red carded for a punishable offense.
In a match which saw Barcelona superstar and Captain, Lionel Messi quiet all through the match started with a surprise as Espanyol took the lead through Lopez in the 23rd minute. Barcelona responded in the 2nd half through striker, Luis Suarez in the 50th minute, with Barca doubling the lead 9 minutes later through second half substitute, Arturo Vidal.
The most unforgettable action of the night came in the 75th minute when midfielder, De Jong was given his second yellow card after a foul on Calleri after he lost possession of the ball.
Barcelona was reduced to 10 men for the rest of the game which saw Espanyol get back into the game and getting an equalizer in the 88th minute through Lei, with the match ending in a 2 – 2 draw.
The draw sees Barcelona dropping two points and now equaled on points with league rival, Real Madrid with Barca topping with goal difference.
However, Barcelona fans took to twitter to lash out at Frankie De Jong for getting an unnecessary 2nd yellow card and costing the team a win.
Read some of their reactions below:
Frenkie De Jong this one is on you, you didn't have to get that Red card we were winning and controlling the game. What was that for? 🤦🤦🤦😠😠
— KOMBO™ 🇳🇬💙❤️ (@ultimate_kombo) January 4, 2020
Frenkie De Jong sent off following a total horror show. Flop so far this season. Not a peep. https://t.co/TuEW7SUz0w
— #aheadofthecurve (@mediocentr0) January 4, 2020
If it was Rakitic that did that nonsense De Jong did, you would have seen some Barca fan boys making thread on how bad he is
— Numero Uno (@Ayokunnu_) January 4, 2020