VANCOUVER – While the Vancouver Whitecaps didn’t like the decision to send Brazilian Felipe off for a tackle on Toronto FC‘s Marky Delgado in the first leg of the Canadian Championship final, Delgado offered up some post-game evidence in support of referee David Gantar.
The TFC midfielder posted a short video on social media Thursday showing a series of ugly parallel red welts on his lower leg with the words "Didn’t get me too bad right?" with a hands-up emoji.
Didn’t get me to bad right? pic.twitter.com/oGfOGa5lqg
— Marky Delgado (@MarkyDelgado) August 9, 2018
Felipe was shown a straight red card in first-half stoppage time on a play that Vancouver coach Carl Robinson said maybe deserved a yellow.
"He spoilt the game. It’s not a red card," Robinson said after the match, referencing Gantar. "He’s got that wrong."
"I’m fuming, as you can tell," he added.
Toronto earned a 2-2 tie on a Doneil Henry 96th-minute own goal. Felipe will be suspended for the second leg next Wednesday at BMO Field.