Douglas Luiz labelled an ‘absolute disgrace’ by furious Aston Villa supporters after the Brazilian is sent off for headbutting Aleksandar Mitrovic in 3-0 loss to Fulham just days after signing his new contract
- Douglas Luiz was sent off for headbutting Aleksandar Mitrovic in Aston Villa loss
- The Brazilian clashed with Mitrovic just after the hour mark at Craven Cottage
- He was shown a straight red card by referee Michael Oliver after a VAR review
- Fuming Villa fans have labelled Luiz ‘an absolute disgrace’ on social media
- Steven Gerrard was fired as Aston Villa manager following Thursday’s game
Fuming Aston Villa supporters have labelled their own player Douglas Luiz as an ‘absolute disgrace’ after he was sent off against Fulham on Thursday evening.
The Brazilian was given his marching orders by referee Michael Oliver in the 60th minute after video replays showed him headbutting Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic.
Luiz’s mindless act of aggression came in Steven Gerrard’s last game as Villa manager with the 42-year-old relieved from his position following the 3-0 loss at Craven Cottage.
Douglas Luiz (right) was sent off for headbutting Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic
Luiz (far right) was shown a straight red card by referee Michael Oliver for his violent act
Brazilian Luiz (right) did the now ex-Villa boss Steven Gerrard no favours against Fulham
VAR showed the 24-year-old bumping chests with Mitrovic prior to him putting his head into the Serbian’s chin, with the Fulham star then dropping to the floor.
A straight red card followed. A penalty that made it 2-0 followed moments later as Villa suffered their sixth Premier League loss of the season.
One Villa supported said Luiz’s headbutt was ‘ridiculous’ and labelled the star as an ‘idiot’
Another fan got straight to the point in naming Luiz as an ‘absolute disgrace’ for his headbutt
Furious Aston Villa supporters took to Twitter after the incident to make their feelings toward Luiz heard.
One supporter called the midfielder out for ‘badly letting [Steven] Gerrard and Villa’ down as the Midlands side managed to stay above the relegation zone on goals scored alone.
‘Luiz badly let Villa and Gerrard down’, those were the thoughts of one annoyed Villa fan
Another joked that the 24-year-old was celebrating his new Villa contract with a red card
Another Villa supporter not happy with Luiz’s moment of madness insisted the star had made a ‘ridiculous’ decision to let his anger boil over with the team already losing.
Stronger commenters insisted the £15million signing was an ‘absolute disgrace’ for being sent off and reducing Villa to 10 men in the high-intensity encounter against newly-promoted Fulham.
Luiz signed a new deal with the Midlands club last week and is now banned for three games
One sarcastic user joked that Luiz was ‘celebrating his new deal with a red card’. The Villa player signed a new long-term contract with the club earlier in October amid interest from a host of other European clubs.
The Olympic gold-medal winner with Brazil with now miss Villa’s upcoming three league games against Brentford, Newcastle, and Manchester United.
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