Gabriel Jesus pushes VAR monitor after red card in Copa America final

Gabriel Jesus pushes VAR monitor after red card in Copa America final

- Gabriel Jesus was sent off in Brazil's 2019 Copa America final win over Peru on Sunday, July 8

- He scored the second goal for Brazil before receiving a second yellow card twenty minutes from stoppage time

- Jesus, 22, then kicked a water bottle as he stormed down the tunnel in tears

Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus was furious on Sunday night, July 7, and cried his eyes out in the tunnel after seeing red for Brazil in the Copa America final against Peru.

The 22-year-old scored Brazil's second goal against Peru in the 45th minute to give his nation a 2-1 lead, but he was later sent off in the 70th minute after getting a second yellow card.

Jesus went up slightly late with the ball in the air and caught a Peruvian defender Carlos Zambrano.

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And the center referee Roberto Tobar wasted no time to give Gabriel Jesus his second yellow card thereby leaving the Manchester City star livid and devastated.

Gabriel Jesus however lost his patience and was seen kicking water bottles, punching the dug-out and pushing over the VAR monitor.

After being red carded, Gabriel Jesus later went to the tunnel and sat on steps with an official from the Brazil national team.

He was raging but crying at the same time waving his arms as the coach tried to console him.

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Earlier, YEN.com.gh had reported how Brazil vs Peru ended in a 3-1 win for the Selecao as they were crowned Copa America champions for the ninth time.

It was a repeat of their Group A clash where the hosts hammered Peru by 5-0 in the final group game of the first round.

But this time round, there was everything thing to play for as the underdogs were a better side coming into the finals after dumping Uruguay and Chile out in the quarter finals and semis respectively.

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