Martin Demichelis has been taken apart by fans on social media site Twitter.
Martin Demichelis will be a name on the lips of several Manchester City fans this morning after his red card last night put City at a huge disadvantage against Barcelona.
The red card isn’t what many are talking about today, it’s the penalty the Swedish referee awarded afterwards when the foul on Lionel Messi took place just outside the box.
The last time a Demichelis performance was being so talked about was following the 1-0 defeat City were handed by Chelsea, when the Argentine was asked to play a defensive midfield role against Jose Mourinho’s team in the Premier League.
On that occasion he was ineffective and relatively anonymous, leaving many puzzled over Pellegrini’s thinking behind the tactic. Plenty of fans are jumping on the bandwagon of misery today, with mock-up pictures relating to Demichelis appearing all over Twitter. We’ve picked out a few below.
Demichelis still can't quite believe that he's been sent off pic.twitter.com/CiKDz9WUZn— Liam McDonald (@liammcdonald_) February 18, 2014
Replay of Demichelis trying to catch Messi. pic.twitter.com/Va0OZI1qyQ— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) February 18, 2014
Demichelis' heat map from the second half. pic.twitter.com/6qwaSCgCux— Leo (@tweetofleo) February 18, 2014
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