Nani breaks down in tears after being sent off for Orlando City against Columbus Crew

Nani breaks down in tears after being sent off for Orlando City against Columbus Crew

- Nani broke down in tears on Wednesday night, November 4, after being red carded

- The Portugal international was sent off while playing against Columbus Crew in MLS tie

- Nani joined Orlando from Sporting last year and has scored 17 goals for the side so far

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Former Manchester United winger Nani on Wednesday night, November 4, burst into tears after being red carded in Major League Soccer game while playing for Orlando City against Columbus.

Nani and his teammates who were playing at home took the lead in the 27th minute through Chris Mueller who directed a powerful cross into the back of the net.

Orlando City were looking for their second goal in the second half before Nani brought down Arthur in which the center referee had no choice than to give him a yellow card in the 52nd minute.

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However, after consultation with VAR, referee Ramy Touchan reviewed the tackle on the touchline monitor and decided to send off the Portugal international.

The winger was stunned by the decision and collapsed to the turf before trudging off slowly in tears.

According to the report on Daily Star, Oscar Pareja who is the coach of Orlando praised Nani and his teammates for their brilliant display in the match.

“First of all, I think the first half was very good. One of the best we have had and the volume that we had and the creativity and the connections we were looking for and it was very consistent during the whole half with six or seven chances that we had.''
Nani breaks down in tears after being sent off for Orlando City against Columbus Crew

Nani breaks down in tears after being sent off for Orlando City against Columbus Crew. Photo by Ira L. Black
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how former Manchester United star Nani revealed how his fellow countryman Cristiano Ronaldo accommodated him in 2007 when he moved from Sporting Lisbon to Old Trafford.

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Nani's superb performances years back when he was playing in the Portuguese League made ways for him to be signed by Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson.

When he arrived in England, Nani actually wanted to move into an hotel before his agent offered him to move to Ronaldo's house.

During that time, Ronaldo was living alone in his mansion and the forward was already scoring great goals for Manchester United.

While speaking with Players Tribune, Nani described Ronaldo as a great footballer who does not like losing any game for club and country.

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