Hummels rages over ‘absurd’ red card and blasts Antony after Dortmund loss to Ajax

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Europe: Champions League

Dortmund M. Hummels (29), M. Reus (Pen. 37)

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Ajax D. Tadić (72), S. Haller (83), D. Klaassen (90)

By Rune Gjerulff

Borussia Dortmund centre-back Mats Hummels didn’t mince his words after he got sent off during Wednesday’s 1-3 loss to Ajax.

Mats Hummels.

Mats Hummels has sharply criticized the decision to send him off during Borussia Dortmund’s 1-3 defeat to Ajax in the Champions League last night.

The BVB centre-back was shown a straight red card for a challenge on Antony in the first half, and referee Michael Oliver’s decision was upheld after a VAR review, although television replays showed there was minimal contact.

“I have no idea how you can give a red card there,” Hummels fumed in an interview with DAZN after the game.

“I stayed on the pitch. When he showed me the red card, I was in disbelief. That was an absurdly bad decision. You shouldn’t ignore the diving of my opponent. It’s grossly unsportsmanlike conduct. He (Antony) came to me and said himself that it was not a red card.

“This is a farce, this is ridiculous. He’s a super footballer, but he still needs to learn how to be a sportsman,” said the Dortmund centre-back.

Dortmund
(4-3-3)
1 Gregor Kobel
24 Thomas Meunier
16 Manuel Akanji
15 Mats Hummels
39 Marius Wolf ↩58
19 Julian Brandt
28 Axel Witsel
22 Jude Bellingham
10 Thorgan Hazard ↩34
27 Steffen Tigges ↩76
11 Marco Reus (C) ↩76
Bench
35 Marwin Hitz
18 Youssoufa Moukoko
21 Donyell Malen ↪76
36 Ansgar Knauff ↪76
5 Dan-Axel Zagadou
34 Marin Pongracic ↪34
20 Reinier
30 Felix Passlack ↪58
37 Tobias Raschl
Ajax
(4-2-3-1)
32 Remko Pasveer
12 Noussair Mazraoui
2 Jurriën Maduro
21 Lisandro Martínez
17 Daley Blind
4 Edson Álvarez ↩46
8 Ryan Gravenberch
11 Antony
23 Steven Berghuis ↩67
10 Dušan Tadić (C)
22 Sébastien Haller
Bench
16 Jay Gorter
51 Charlie Setford
7 David Neres
9 Danilo Pereira da Silva
19 Zakaria Labyad
30 Mohammed Daramy
3 Perr Schuurs
15 Devyne Rensch
31 Nicolás Tagliafico
6 Davy Klaassen ↪46
20 Mohammed Kudus ↪67
25 Kenneth Taylor

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