Carlos Tevez Sent off During Boca Juniors vs. Belgrano After Dissent to Referee

Matt JonesFeatured ColumnistSeptember 12, 2016

Argentina's Boca Juniors forward Carlos Tevez reacts during the Libertadores Cup quarterfinals second leg football match against Uruguay's Nacional at the 'Bombonera' stadium in Buenos Aires, on May 19, 2016. / AFP / EITAN ABRAMOVICH        (Photo credit should read EITAN ABRAMOVICH/AFP/Getty Images)
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Boca Juniors star Carlos Tevez is renowned for his aggressive approach to the game, but the Argentina international overstepped the mark when he was sent off for his club on Sunday after hurling abuse at the referee.

German Delfino, the match official, gave the veteran forward his marching orders after Tevez was caught hissing “your sister's whorish c--t” in his direction after being booked for a late challenge, per Daniel Edwards of Goal. The former Manchester City, Manchester United and Juventus star was given a second booking and dismissed in the 36th minute.

Edwards provided further detail on the incident, which took place against Belgrano. Warning, explicit content:

Earlier Tevez had put Boca in front with a fine finish from the edge of the penalty area and despite his dismissal, Cristian Pavon doubled their advantage before half-time at La Bombanera.

Tevez opened the scoring before being sent off.
Tevez opened the scoring before being sent off.ALEJANDRO PAGNI/Getty Images

In a bad-tempered game, Belgrano, who received six yellow cards on the day, were also reduced to 10 men, with Federico Alvarez dismissed in the 74th minute before Frank Fabra made it 3-0 late on.

It was the second game of the season for Boca in the Primera Division, having lost their opener against Lanus.

Tevez will miss the trip to Godoy Cruz next weekend as a result of his dismissal; it was the first time in the 32-year-old’s club career that he’s been shown a red card.

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