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Revealed: What Greenwood Said To Referee Before Red Card


Mason Greenwood of Getafe CF is receiving a red card during the LaLiga EA Sports match between Getafe CD and Rayo Vallecano at the Coliseo Alfonso Perez in Getafe, Spain, on January 2, 2024. (Photo by DAX Images/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) have revealed what Mason Greenwood said to the referee before his bizarre sending off earlier this week.

The Manchester United loanee was sent off in the second half of Getafe’s 2-0 loss to Rayo Vallecano on Tuesday night.

Reports claim the the 22-year-old striker told the referee to “f*** off” before being shown a red card.

However, the RFEF have now rescinded the red card and revealed there was a miscommunication, with Greenwood saying something else. 

“The task of this disciplinary body is not to re-referee the matches, without determining, where appropriate, the existence of a manifest material error in the referee’s description of the action.

“As has been said here, only proof of an error of this type can distort the assessment made by the referee and, consequently, the veracity of what was recorded in the minutes.

“The repeated viewing of the images, in fact, has allowed this Committee to conclude, beyond any doubt, that the action that led to the expulsion did not occur as described by the referee and, ultimately, prove the material error manifest in the referee’s report.

“These images demonstrate that the player actually said “One, two, three, four, f***.”

Greenwood has made 15 appearances for the Spanish side this season, scoring three goals and laying on four assists in that period.

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