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It is 100% a red
Toney gets his body in front of Branthwaite, there is contact and he has to walk for denying an obvious goal-scoring opportunity.
If it had been the other way round and a Brentford player taking out Richarlison, we would be going mental if he hadn't been sent off.
As for intent, no such thing in the laws of the game, as nobody can ever be sure in any way shape or form of what a player intended to do.
For all the talk of whether or not there should have been a penalty immediately before the red card, my question is simply should that have been a red card anyway?
From what I saw 2 players were running together. Legs contacted and one fell over. Maybe itís my age but for the majority of my football years there had to be a deliberate foul. Branthwaite didnít pull him back, didnít try and trip him, didnít handball etc.
Surely a game changing red card decision needs to have a clear element of intent. I didnít see that. Ergo not a red card
Or am I talking bollocks?