Europa Clash Sees Premier League Cult Hero Sent Off for Elbow


On Thursday night, Premier League cult hero and former Manchester United star Marouane Fellaini was sent off for a shocking elbow just seconds before the final whistle in his side’s Europa League clash with FC Astana.

The incident occurred in the dying moments of the match, with the Belgian midfielder appearing to lash out at an opponent in frustration. The referee immediately brandished a red card, leaving Fellaini to trudge off the pitch in shame.

The incident was all the more remarkable given that Fellaini had been one of the standout performers in the match, scoring the opening goal and helping his side to a 2-1 victory.

The incident has sparked a huge debate on social media, with many fans questioning the referee’s decision to send off Fellaini so late in the game. Some have argued that the referee should have taken into account the fact that the match was already won and that Fellaini’s actions were not malicious.

Others, however, have argued that the referee was right to take a hard line and that Fellaini should have known better than to lash out in such a manner.

Whatever your opinion on the incident, it is clear that Fellaini’s actions have tarnished his reputation as a Premier League cult hero. The Belgian midfielder had been a fan favourite at Manchester United, where he had become a key player under former manager Louis van Gaal.

Fellaini had also been a regular starter for his current club, Shandong Luneng, since joining them in 2018.

It remains to be seen what the consequences of Fellaini’s red card will be. He could face a lengthy ban, which would be a huge blow to his club and his own career.

Whatever the outcome, it is clear that Fellaini’s actions have cost him dearly. His reputation as a Premier League cult hero has been tarnished, and he will now have to work hard to regain the trust of his fans and teammates.