Red-carded Benni says he did nothing wrong

2011-08-27 00:00

JOHANNESBURG — Orlando Pirates striker Benni McCarthy has revealed his disappointment at being sent off against Maritzburg United in their PSL encounter on Wednesday night and admitted it was a turning point in the match.

McCarthy had given his side a one-nil lead before seeing red, with United then finding two goals in the second half to claim a 2-1 victory.

He said on the club’s website, “We started the game very well and were in control but we ended up losing the match. That’s normal in football.

“However, having said that, I think we didn’t deserve to lose.

“I did nothing wrong to deserve the red card.

“With due respect to my team-mates, who did exceptionally well under difficult circumstances, I think the red card broke our momentum and the fact that we played a man-down gave advantage to the opponents.

“This is my second red card since I turned professional; my first was when I was still with FC Porto in Portugal.”

— Football365.

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