The Spurs academy man was shown a second yellow card while his opponent was shown a straight red as Rep Ireland and Italy U21s drew 0-0.

Tottenham Hotspur academy star Troy Parrott had a night to forget on international duty, the Spurs youngster being sent off for Republic of Ireland U21s in the Euro 2021 qualifying stalemate with Italy U21s.

The 17-year-old had been booked after just 12 minutes in the match for a challenge on Sandro Tonali and was shown a second yellow card just after the hour when he clashed with Everton and Azzurri ace Moise Kean.


After Kean had fouled Conor Coventry in the centre circle, Parrott went to retrieve the ball and pushed the Italy man, who responded with a push of his own, after which the Tottenham man clutched his face and subsequently went to ground.

Referee Sascha Stegemann responded with a booking for Parrott and a straight red card for Kean, leaving both sides with ten men for the final half hour, and neither side could find the breakthrough thereafter.

Here is some of the reaction on social media to Parrott’s performance and the incident which saw him given his marching orders:

This stalemate against the top seeds maintains an unbeaten start in the campaign for Stephen Kenny’s side, who stay top of their group heading into Tuesday’s visit to Iceland.

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