'Terrible decision' - Tottenham fans react as Onomah receives red card for England
By Will Butcher
Tottenham fans have blasted the referee’s decision to show playmaker Josh Onomah a red card on Twitter in England Under-20’s World Cup clash against Mexico.
Paul Simpson’s side secured passage into the semi-finals of the competition with a 1-0 win thanks to new Liverpool signing Dom Solanke’s goal in the 47th minute.
However, the Young Lions were made to hold on for a nervy last 20 minutes with only 10 men, as referee Mohammed Abdulla Hassan decided to send off Onomah for a second yellow card.
The Spurs academy product will have felt aggrieved to be sent off, after it appeared that he was in possession of the ball before accidentally standing on a Mexico defender’s ankle.
It will now see Spurs’ number 25 miss the semi-final in South Korea against Italy on Thursday, before the final is played on Sunday.
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Tottenham fans reacted on Twitter to Hassan’s decision to show Onomah a second yellow card, with many outraged that their young star had been unfairly sent off.
Josh Onomah sent off for dribbling past defender pic.twitter.com/OXdRDPLe3j
— Spurs Fanatic (@spurs_fanatical) June 5, 2017
It absolutely shouldn't have been! Terrible decision.
— Ben Pearce (@BenPearceSpurs) June 5, 2017
Onomah beats a defender and gets sent off and will now miss the semis. One of the worst decisions I have ever seen ????
— Adam H. (@mainehotspur) June 5, 2017
So turns out that at any level, FIFA want to screw English football
— Daniel Brady (@danielbrady82) June 5, 2017
— OnlySpurs (@PochBlack) June 5, 2017
Josh Onomah gets second yellow and sent off for a nothing tackle, an absolute joke. Disgraceful decision. #U20WC
— Alf Love (@alf_love47) June 5, 2017
Poor onomah terrible decision by the ref
— Addicted To Spurs (@addicted_spurs) June 5, 2017
Maybe the referee sent Onomah off in shock that he'd not lost the ball.
— Tom ???????? (@TomFoins) June 5, 2017
England will now be without the versatile midfielder, as they look to beat Italy to secure a place in the final while Venezuela’s Under-20 side take on Uruguay.