Florian Thauvin was sent off ten minutes into his second Marseille debut on Tuesday night.
Newcastle playmaker Florian Thauvin left the club to re-join Marseille on Monday - but he endured a nightmare return to life in France.
Thauvin, 22, only signed for Newcastle in the summer, but barely featured under Steve McClaren, and was subsequently handed a loan return to Marseille until the end of the season.
The Frenchman's return to the Stade Velodrome was seen as a way for him to play some first-team football, and get his confidence back in Ligue 1.
Thauvin was subsequently brought on as a substitute for his second Marseille debut on Tuesday night - but stunningly lasted just ten minutes, as he was given a straight red card for a late challenge.
It all just seemed to sum up Thauvin's season so far; so much excitement and hope, but ultimately a nightmare - and Newcastle fans took to Twitter to react after hearing about and seeing Thauvin's red card.
Many fans felt sorry for Thauvin, and know that this is the darkest point of his career so far, as he desperately attempts to rekindle his form away from St. James' Park.
Others felt that Thauvin's red card was harsh anyway, with some finding it hilarious that the midfielder endured such a disastrous return to Marseille...
Here are some of the reactions after Thauvin was sent off after just ten minutes of his second debut for Marseille...
#nufc That Thauvin Red was a joke. Soft as they come— Michael Thornton (@thorny83) February 2, 2016
Good start for Thauvin back in France started on the bench came on get sent off! Lad can't catch a break #nufc— CH-7 (@Hawthorn7) February 2, 2016
Thauvin looked in tears when walking off. Completely dejected. Awful time in his career #NUFC— Not So Naughty Nicky (@ORANGEYPURPLE) February 2, 2016
Florian Thauvin sent off 11 minutes into his Marseille return...not having a good season that lad! #NUFC— Marley Anderson (@91Marley) February 2, 2016
Thauvin came on as a sub for Marseille tonight and promptly got sent off within 10 minutes #nufc— Stevie (@gurustevie) February 2, 2016
Can Thauvin turn his career around at Marseille?