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:
Parrott dropping to the ground like that was a disgrace and an embarrassment to us, may have inevitably lost us the 3 points, we were much better overall and could have won with 11 v 10 on the pitch. Hopefully we kick on again and Troy puts that carry on behind him— Chris Melia (@Chrismelia4) October 10, 2019
Embarrassing the way he goes down ffs— HG (@__Grund) October 11, 2019
Kean did not touch his face .— Vinnie sheedy (@sheedy_vinnie) October 10, 2019
No red card for either deserved
If that was a yellow his first yellow is a 10 year ban. Shocking decision— Kieran O’Callaghan (@ktoc1) October 10, 2019
Simulation from Parrott was disgraceful. Shocking to see this in such a young player.— Garreth McDaid (@garrethmcdaid) October 10, 2019
Hopefully the yellow was for the dive not the push— morgs640 (@morgs640) October 10, 2019
very soft 2nd yellow, unlucky— Nigel Cleary (@NigelsBarbers) October 10, 2019
This team are real battlers, harsh red card for Troy Parrott. The quicker Stephen Kenny gets the senior job the better #IRLU21— Ruairi Coyle (@RuairiC12) October 10, 2019
Just seen the Moise Kean and Troy Parrott red cards, absolute joke. Yellow card for Kean at worst and nothing for Parrott! Joke decision— Shane Byrne (@ShaneByrne3) October 10, 2019
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.