AARON RAMSEY booted a water bottle in frustration after being hooked just 19 minutes into Juventus’ match against Fiorentina.
The Welsh midfielder, 29, was hauled off before the halfway mark in the first period after Juan Cuadrado’s red card.
Aaron Ramsey fumed as he was hauled off early by Andrea PirloCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Colombian winger Cuadrado was given his marching orders just 18 minutes into the Serie A tie at the Allianz Stadium.
He had initially been shown a yellow card by referee Federico La Penna.
But after a VAR review the ref decided his reckless late lunge on Gaetano Castrovilli was worthy of being upgraded to a straight red.
It meant things had gone from bad to worse for Cristiano Ronaldo and Co after they had conceded just THREE minutes in.
Dusan Vlahovic’s exquisite early chip over another former Gunner in Wojciech Szczesny gave Franck Ribery’s Fiorentina a flying start away at the reigning champions.
Cuadrado’s dismissal came on the night he was celebrating his 200th appearance for the Bianconeri but the Chelsea flop marked the occasion by trudging off for an early shower.
The Bianconeri have now received the joint most reds in Europe’s big five leagues this term with Cuadrado’s their fifth already.
Manager Andrea Pirlo only pockets £1.6million-per-year after taking charge of the club
And soon Ramsey was following him off the pitch, looking visibly disappointed at the call to bring on Danilo to play at wing-back.
He kicked a water bottle in disgust on the way up to the Juve bench before sitting down to watch the rest of the game alongside his team-mates.
Pirlo’s men went in at half-time 1-0 down as Ronaldo had a chance to level up the game, only to be thwarted by Fiorentina keeper Bartlomiej Dragowski.
Things only got worse after the break – with an Alex Sandro own goal and Martin Caceres strike sending Juve to a 3-0 defeat.
The result leaves Andrea Pirlo’s side SEVEN points off Serie A leaders AC Milan.
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