Date: 7th May 2013 at 10:37am
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David Luiz Sideshow Bob

David Luiz has claimed that he was laughing at jibes from Manchester United fans rather than Rafael prior to the Manchester United right back’s red card this past Sunday.

With Chelsea leading late on, Luiz and Rafael challenged for the ball and having been elbowed twice by the Chelsea player, Rafael kicked out at his countryman earning himself a red card. Whilst on the floor cameras caught Luiz laughing as he rolled around, leading many to protest that that the Chelsea player’s theatrics contributed to Rafael’s red card.

Luiz’s actions drew criticism from professionals and pundits alike with Sir Alex likening him to a dying swan.

But according to reports Luiz has told friends that he wasn’t laughing at Rafael, rather at the insults of Manchester United fans who likened him to The Simpsons character Sideshow Bob amongst other things.

This excuse isn’t likely to wash with those annoyed by his reaction, especially Sir Alex who believes Luiz’s reaction to the challenge got his player sent off.


2 responses to “Luiz ‘Laughs Off’ Rafael Incident”

  1. JohnnyRed says:

    The way alot of our fans are reacting to this is getting a bit embarrassing now. Luis is a fool, but he wouldnt deliberately try to get a fekllow Brazilian sent off when there’s no point – the game was won by then and there was no way we were getting back into it.
    I dont even think he was reacting to taunts or insults from us – he’d just gained a free kick from a United attack in his own defence; that meant, effectively, game over.
    But its getting irritating now how some people are harping on about this.
    Rafael shouldsnt have lost his temper, but he will learn from this for next season and hopefully it wont happen again. So what he misses the last two games and the Charity Shield. They are not important.
    We’ve won the 20th title after all.
    Fellow United geezers – grow up and move on. We are champions.