Gabriel Jesús se fue caliente por la expulsión y ¡CASI TIRA EL VAR! pic.twitter.com/55K7nurxRg
— TyC Sports (@TyCSports) July 7, 2019
Gabriel Jesus pushed the VAR on-field review screen after receiving a red card during Brazil’s 3-1 Copa América final win over Peru on Sunday.
The Manchester City forward was sent off after seventy minutes at the Maracanã, having earlier put his side 2-1 ahead deep into first half stoppage time.
Gabriel Jesus gets red card in #CopaAmerica Final, overcome with emotion crying on steps of Maracana. pic.twitter.com/aYPzxTxeIe
— Maximiliano Bretos (@MaxBretosSports) July 7, 2019
He flew off into a tantrum, shoving the VAR screen and sending it toppling over – although a man in a suit managed to prevent it from crashing into the turf.
Sitting on the steps of the famous old stadium, Jesus wept and cried out in anger – but he was to end the day with a winner’s medal, which must have softened the blow.