The Lazio defender’s intention to joke with his friend who moved to Inter ended in a red card.
Lazio defender Louise Felipe burst into tears after receiving a red card for climbing on his shoulder and embracing Inter Milan’s Joaquin.
The incident occurred for a while during Serie A game in which Lazio beat Inter 3-1 at the Olimpico Stadium, ending Saturday (16/10) on WIB night.
Tensions were high throughout the 90 minutes, especially when Lazio took a 2-1 lead through the goal of Felipe Anderson who expressed protest from Inter fans for being unsportsmanlike, the Brazilian midfielder scored when defender Narazzi Federico Dimarco lay on the pitch.
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Things heated up again with the final whistle as Louise Felipe leapt over Joaquin Korea’s shoulder from behind to celebrate Lazio’s win.
The two actors were actually friends when they both wore Lazio costumes, but it seems that Reader did not notice Louise Felipe’s annoyance and reacted to his hug in anger.
The referee saw the incident and immediately gave a red card to Luis Felipe and the defender burst into tears explaining that he was actually just kidding with his friend who had just been recruited by Inter at the start of the 2021/22 season.
“I want to comment on the negative effects of what happened today at the end of the game,” Luis Felipe said in a post on his Instagram account.
“First of all, I want to make it clear that I have great respect for Inter and any other club. We are all professionals, working to achieve our goals and never underestimating other professionals.”
“At the end of the game I jumped on Toko’s shoulder [Correa] Because he was one of the great friends that football gave me. Our families are friends and we have always been very close. “
“There, what I most wanted was to hug him and laugh at the results, as much as our friendship would allow, but I was too excited. Maybe, on second thought, it was not the best time or the right place.”
“I apologize to anyone who felt insulted and make it clear that I did not try, in any way, to belittle him or the Inter players.”
“It was an act of ill-will, from someone who loves Toko so much !! I love you bro.”