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Premier League star sent off for ‘crazy’ 30-second moments of madness (VIDEO)

Premier League star Raul Jimenez has been widely mocked on social media after receiving a bizarre red card for two incidents in 31 seconds that were his own doing.
Away at champions Manchester City, Wolverhampton Wanderers were holding their own approaching half time with the score tied at 0-0.

In added minutes, however, Jimenez put obstacles in his team’s way by reducing them to 10 men in a moment of madness.

First booked for fouling Rodri around the halfway line, as City boss Pep Guardiola was caught on camera throwing his arms around in disbelief, the Mexican then stood in the Spaniard’s way and prevented him from taking the resulting free kick. 

        <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Just going to leave this here for when the footage is copystriked so I know what Jiminez did for future references <a href="https://t.co/jVKdd5dWse">pic.twitter.com/jVKdd5dWse</a></p>&mdash; Has the Referee or VAR made a poor decision? (@PoorEPLreferees) <a href="https://twitter.com/PoorEPLreferees/status/1469665242884063237?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 11, 2021</a></blockquote> 

        <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none"><p lang="und" dir="ltr"><a href="https://t.co/ftZrCfjSX8">pic.twitter.com/ftZrCfjSX8</a></p>&mdash; Has the Referee or VAR made a poor decision? (@PoorEPLreferees) <a href="https://twitter.com/PoorEPLreferees/status/1469660114877562882?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 11, 2021</a></blockquote> 

Referee Jon Moss had seen enough by that point, and gave him a second yellow which sent Jimenez for an early bath.

Ridiculed by the home crowd, the striker applauded them sarcastically. Online, the reception was no warmer.

Called an “idiot”, Jimenez was blasted for a “stupid mistake from an international footballer”, though Rodri had been “very clever” in setting him up for his fall.

        <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Stupid mistake from an international footballer tbh, but very clever from Rodri.</p>&mdash; 𝙁𝙎 🐝 (@Fs_BVB) <a href="https://twitter.com/Fs_BVB/status/1469659197688188940?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 11, 2021</a></blockquote> 

        <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">After the red card he intentionally throwed his headband to the ground &amp; walking by clapping !<br><br>Guy just got sent of for being stupid &amp; he's behaving much more after the foul 😭<br><br>Raul Jimenez 💥😂</p>&mdash; GAÚCHO (@PavanFCB) <a href="https://twitter.com/PavanFCB/status/1469659952805396483?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 11, 2021</a></blockquote> 

A more articulate review was that Jimenez had provided the perfect example of “the existential red card”.

“Watching Raul Jimenez being sent off for Wolves against Manchester City was almost like watching someone go through the five stages of athletic grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. It was epic and spiritual,” the popular Twitter user added.

        <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">31 - Only 31 seconds separated Raúl Jiménez's first and second yellow cards (45:50-46:21). It's his first red card in his 102nd Premier League appearance, while he's the first Mexican to be sent off in the competition. Orders.</p>&mdash; OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) <a href="https://twitter.com/OptaJoe/status/1469660923459686401?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 11, 2021</a></blockquote> 

        <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Watching Raúl Jiménez being sent off for Wolves against Manchester City was almost like watching someone go through the five stages of athletic grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. It was epic and spiritual.</p>&mdash; Musa Okwonga (@Okwonga) <a href="https://twitter.com/Okwonga/status/1469660489508696065?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 11, 2021</a></blockquote> 

Not everyone joined the pile on, though.

The anti-City brigade accused the Abu Dhabi-backed giants of “buying” the referee, and found the dismissal “harsh”.

        <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">What is happening at this game. Jimenez wrongly getting sent off , the first yellow he clearly got the ball cleanly then a plenty because the ball hit Wolves player armpit. Makes you wonder why City always get this kind of decisions hmmmm <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MCIWOL?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MCIWOL</a> <a href="https://t.co/Z2MDUYZinm">pic.twitter.com/Z2MDUYZinm</a></p>&mdash; M (@MK68i) <a href="https://twitter.com/MK68i/status/1469671900615958530?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 11, 2021</a></blockquote> 

        <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Varchester City paying the refs water is wet</p>&mdash; RG (@TheGoatStan1) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheGoatStan1/status/1469661170093248515?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 11, 2021</a></blockquote> 

        <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Well city buying the refs again to win a match, small club 🤡</p>&mdash; UtdJod (@UtdJod) <a href="https://twitter.com/UtdJod/status/1469661394194870280?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 11, 2021</a></blockquote> 

Holding the fort until almost halfway through the second half, Wolves eventually succumbed to their hosts. 

This happened when Moss awarded a controversial penalty after Joao Moutinho was struck in the armpit by the ball, which did nothing to calm down the conspiracy brigade.

        <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Penalty <a href="https://twitter.com/ManCity?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ManCity</a>. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MCIWOL?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MCIWOL</a> <a href="https://t.co/jkkm3Jeght">pic.twitter.com/jkkm3Jeght</a></p>&mdash; Live Football Scores (@_FootieScores) <a href="https://twitter.com/_FootieScores/status/1469668394064654338?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 11, 2021</a></blockquote> 

        <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">To be fair, Joao Moutinho should probably have considered not having arms there.</p>&mdash; Football365 (@F365) <a href="https://twitter.com/F365/status/1469668326196625415?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 11, 2021</a></blockquote> 

And with Raheem Sterling converting from the spot, City went four points clear at the top of the table with title rivals Liverpool and Chelsea still yet to play later this afternoon. 

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