Wayne Rooney was sent off for an X-rated studs-up tackle as his DC United side were thrashed 4-0 by Los Angeles FC.
The former Manchester United star and England captain was given his first MLS red card after a VAR verdict on his shocking tackle on Diego Rossi.
Rooney will miss three games after being given an early bath for his lunge on Rossi, which saw his studs catch the back of the LA striker’s leg.
He was initially given a yellow card, but the VAR replays showed just how terrible a challenge it was.
It’s a badly timed ban for Rooney, as the 33-year-old has been in red hot form for DC United, with four goals and an assist in five games for the Washington side after a hat-trick against Salt Lake City before the international break.
He will miss games against Montreal Impact, Colorado, and New York FC.
Rooney has now been sent off seven times in his career – three times for Manchester United, twice for England and once for boyhood club Everton .
His last red card in England was against West Ham in 2014 while playing for Manchester United.
DC United currently sit second in the Eastern Conference, level on points with Toronto FC, having played a game more.
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