Samuel Asamoah: Ghanaian midfielder showed red card for displaying "Jesus Loves You" after scoring

Samuel Asamoah: Ghanaian midfielder showed red card for displaying "Jesus Loves You" after scoring

Ghanaian midfielder, Samuel Asamoah, received his marching orders in the Belgian league after taking off her jersey to show his religious belief.

Asamoah was red-carded after receiving a second yellow card in St. Truiden’s 5-2 victory over Eupen on Saturday, February 8, 2020.

In a report sighted by YEN.com.gh, the 25-year-old showed off his striking prowess as his goals propelled his club to come from behind to record a massive victory.

Samuel Asamoah shown red card for displaying "Jesus Loves You' after scoring

Samuel Asamoah shown red card for displaying "Jesus Loves You' after scoring (Photo credit: Pulse Ghana)
Source: UGC

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The midfielder scored his first in the 42nd minute and added another in the 45th minute, before completing his hat-trick in the 63rd minute.

However, Asamoah did not complete the game, as he received his marching orders in the second half for partially taking off his shirt.

Asamoah had received his first booking in the 53rd minute and was sent off 12 minutes later after scoring and partially pulling off his shirt to display the message “Jesus loves you.”

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Speaking in the aftermath of the game, the midfielder said scoring a hat-trick made him so emotional.

"Of course I knew that I was not allowed to do that. It was from sheer emotion that I did it. I am especially happy for our team and staff that we are playing such a good game and getting the three points," he said.

"I can't remember when I scored three more times. It must have been a long time ago. I like it. It is a shame that I will have to miss next week's game, but I have every confidence in our team."

Samuel Asamoah shown red card for displaying "Jesus Loves You' after scoring

Samuel Asamoah shown red card for displaying "Jesus Loves You' after scoring (Photo credit: Pulse Ghana)
Source: UGC

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Meanwhile, Asante Kotoko youngster, Matthew Cudjoe is currently the hottest player in the ongoing Ghana Premier League. On Sunday, February 9, 2020.

Kotoko played away to Dreams FC in a Premier League fixture at Dawu. In the said match, Kotoko reigned supreme over the home side by winning the game 1-0.

Cudjoe, who returned on Saturday, February 8, 2020, after his week’s trial at Bayern Munich also watched the game as a spectator due to lack of match fitness.

The 16-year-old was mobbed by the Kotoko fans who were in a jubilant mood after the 0-1 victory.

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