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Aston Villa fans react with joy as Carlos Sanchez is first man sent off at World Cup

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Aston Villa fans react with joy as Carlos Sanchez is first man sent off at World Cup

The Colombian midfielder has become the first man sent off at this year’s World Cup.

Colombia’s start to the World Cup did not go according to plan against Japan. Just two minutes into their opening game a mistake from Davinson Sanchez of Tottenham Hotspur let the Samurai Blue in at goal. Eventually, an effort at an empty net was handled by a Colombia player, preventing a goal.

The result was a Japan penalty and a red card for the Colombia player in question – midfield general Carlos Sanchez.

This immediately caused hilarity among fans of Aston Villa.

The Colombian may be a regular for his country, and has done well in recent years with Fiorentina and Espanyol, but at Villa he never really got going.

(Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

He played 56 times for the club over two seasons but was part of the Villa team that finished way off the pace at the bottom of the top-flight in 2015-16.

So he is not exactly fondly remembered by fans at Villa Park.

So after Sanchez decided to take matters, quite literally, into his own hands, it caused quite a stir on social media among fans of the Midlands club.

Of course, Aston Villa are currently on the lookout for a goalkeeper this summer. Sam Johnstone’s loan deal from Manchester United is over and Bruce needs a new stopper.

Looks like Sanchez could do a decent job between the sticks himself…

Mathew Nash

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Previously spent five years writing for HITC Sport. Everton fan for my sins.

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