Soccer. He scores, lifts his jersey in tribute to his vice-president and receives a red card
Sunday during the success against Almeria (2-1) in La Liga, Villarreal paid tribute to José Maria Llaneza, former vice-president of the club who died Thursday of complications from leukemia. During this game, Alex Baena equalized for the Yellow Submarine and had prepared a t-shirt to honor him. But after lifting his jersey, he received a second yellow card and was sent off.
“Thank you for everything Llaneza. » After having equalized for Villarreal against Almeria (2-1) on Sunday, Alex Baena hastened to lift his jersey (without taking it off) to reveal this message, a tribute addressed to José Maria Llaneza, former vice-president of the yellow sailor, who died Thursday at the age of 74 from leukemia. The celebration, perfectly benevolent, however earned him a second yellow card and therefore an immediate return to the locker room.
A decision that caused a lot of talk in Spain, which nevertheless looks like a strict application of the rules but which undoubtedly required a little more discernment. Luckily for Villarreal, the dismissal didn’t completely spoil the party. Unai Emery’s players played for more than half an hour at ten against eleven but finally found the resources to snatch victory in the 94th minute.
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After the game, the Villarreal players were mostly gathered in the central circle and raised their fingers to the sky to pay their last respects to José Maria Llaneza.