Lazio defender Luiz Felipe’s red card following the 3-1 win over Inter was the first of his career.
As highlighted by Italian media outlet LazioNews24 last night, the 24-year-old Brazilian defender was given his marching orders after the final whistle of the Biancocelesti’s win on Sunday, due to unsportsmanlike behaviour.
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Luiz Felipe hugged Inter striker Joaquin Correa from behind after the final time whistle. The Argentinian shook him off and looked frustrated, and referee Massimiliano Irrati decided that it was unsportsmanlike behaviour and justified the red card.
The Brazilian defender previously hadn’t received a red card in his previous 111 games for Lazio, and not even during his brief spell with Salernitana.
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Luiz Felipe has received 33 yellow cards throughout his career, but this red card will be particularly bitter for the player, considering the nature of it.
He apologised for the action on his Instagram page after the game and now he will be forced to miss out on the next league match against Hellas Verona.