Manchester United loanee Mason Greenwood’s first Getafe red card explained

An explanation for the red card shown to Mason Greenwood during Getafe’s meeting with Rayo Vallecano this evening has been provided.

Greenwood, and Getafe, marked their post-Christmas return to La Liga action a short time ago. Fresh off an impressive stretch of form, Los Azulones faced off with the aforementioned Rayo at the Cívitas Metropolitano.

Getafe suffered a 2-0 defeat and had three players dismissed. One of this trio came in the form of frontman Greenwood, who followed fellow loanee Juanmi Latasa in being sent for an early bath shortly after the interval.

Frontman Greenwood’s exit came after an exchange with referee Figueroa Vazquez, which saw the on-loan Manchester United man cross the line with his protests.

And now, as alluded to above, an insight into precisely what was uttered by the England international has been forthcoming.

The info comes courtesy of Vazquez’s post-match report, as cited by Mundo Deportivo:

“In the 50th minute, Getafe player Mason Greenwood was sent off for the following reason: for addressing me in protest and raising his arm, in the following terms: “f*** you!”. Once expelled, he puts his finger to his temple, making a repeated gesture as a sign of disagreement with the decision made.”

Conor Laird | GSFN

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