This is a selection of the best Juan Mata sent off jokes as the Manchester United midfielder receives two yellow cards in quick succession with over an hour left to play of their 1-0 defeat to West Brom.
The baby-faced Spain international was ordered from the pitch by referee Mike Dean at The Hawthorns on Sunday after his prevention of a free-kick from being taken was followed by a very late tackle from behind less than three minutes later.
After his first ever red card came midway through the first half of West Brom 1-0 Manchester United and manager Louis van Gaal claims the officials should have taken the player’s character into account, these are the best of the Mata sent off jokes:
Juan Mata clearly has a Mother's Day lunch to get to. Sweet lad
— Dream Team (@dreamteamfc) 6 March 2016
You can't send off Juan Mata he's such a nice guy, look what Van Gaals done to him made him a thug!
— L3ahpar (@l3ahpar) 6 March 2016
I've seen lazy challenges, dumb challenges, and dirty challenges. I've never before seen a challenge that maxed out all three.
— Michael Caley (@MC_of_A) 6 March 2016
At least Mata’s blog might be a bit lively this week. Think of the blog!
— Liam (@OffsideLiam) 6 March 2016
Juan Mata's tackling is as bad as his bowling… pic.twitter.com/NFY0bQdZJa
— JOE.co.uk (@JOE_co_uk) 6 March 2016
Mata blog title: One Hour Early
— United (@VintageMUFC) 6 March 2016
I don't want to live in a world where Juan Mata gets red cards.
— Jack Boorman (@UnitedHeaven_) 6 March 2016
Mata's game summed up in a vine:https://t.co/UxaGvOeiSp
— Coral (@Coral) 6 March 2016
Hopefully Mata is suspended from writing his blog tomorrow
— James (@writtenoff_mufc) 6 March 2016
Forget Van Gaal, look at James Weir. He's torturing Mata in his mind. pic.twitter.com/FyfmeNu1D1
— Mr.Darkside ® (@unitedforlife1) 6 March 2016
I think Mata must have put someone else's head on this morning.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) 6 March 2016
Mata's girlfriend: Baby, I'm horny.
Mata: I'm playing a match
Mata's girlfriend: I'm home alone…
Mata: 24' Yellow Card
Mata: 27' Red Card
— Carrick Role (@CarrickRole) 6 March 2016
I wouldn't have sent Mata off Alex…. pic.twitter.com/Y48G5cFCNY
— KopAce (@KopAce74) 6 March 2016
This picture will be admitted as evidence in the trial of Mata's murder. pic.twitter.com/HABAAeQ5OZ
— meshell? (@Michel961) 6 March 2016
Juan Mata got a red card in the Premier League before Diego Costa pic.twitter.com/bF3eIaLhte
— TweetChelsea (@TweetChelseaCF) 6 March 2016
I reckon Tomorrow's blog from Mata will be like reading Watership Down.
— Ste A. (@sarm0161) 6 March 2016
Do #ExGreatClub fans care about today's defeat?
Surely it doesn't actually Mata, not like u've got anything to play for in the league right?
— Moh Haider (@ArsenalMoh8) 6 March 2016
"Referee should have taken Mata's character into consideration"……..it's a game of football not a bloody court case 😂
— Nat Mansell (@NatMansell) 6 March 2016
What's the mata pic.twitter.com/jfY0FzYUx4
— West Bromwich Albion (@stuwba68) 6 March 2016
@BeardedGenius never thought a day would come where Mata and Ted Bundy would be compared. Unbelievable.
— josef (@JosefIKTA) 6 March 2016