Carragher insists Tomori red card against Chelsea ‘feels harsh’ as he questions ‘double jeopardy’

Jamie Carragher thinks the red card handed out to Fikayo Tomori in AC Milan’s 2-0 loss to Chelsea on Tuesday night “feels harsh”.

Tomori tugged on Mason Mount’s shoulder as he entered the penalty area on 18 minutes and referee Daniel Siebert gave a spot-kick despite the Chelsea midfielder staying on his feet.

He followed it up with a red card to the shock of Tomori’s AC Milan team-mates with Stefano Pioli’s side swarming round the referee to argue their case.

However, his decision stood and Italy international Jorginho gave Chelsea the lead at the San Siro with a cooly taken penalty.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang doubled their lead on 34 minutes, smashing the ball past Ciprian Tatarusanu in the AC Milan net after taking the ball off Raheem Sterling’s toes.

And Chelsea were in complete control for the rest of the match with former Liverpool defender Carragher making his feelings clear on the major Tomori incident.

“The red card for Tomori feels harsh,” Carragher wrote on Twitter before the tweet was deleted on Tuesday night.

“But what happened to double jeopardy? Could it not just be a penalty and no red card [shrugging emoji].”

Former Chelsea defender Tomori told the media he was “angry” ahead of the match at the San Siro after being beaten by the Blues 3-0 at Stamford Bridge last week.

“After the match against Chelsea I was angry and I wanted to give everything on the pitch,” Tomori said.

“I wanted to cancel the performance against Chelsea and I expressed how I felt. Every game I try to give my best.

“Last week I know I didn’t do that and that was really disappointing for me. In football you rarely get another chance to put it right.

“And we have as a team, and I have personally, another chance to put that to bed.

“We have a chance to prove that we’re better than that, I have a chance to prove that I’m better than that, and we have, not that we needed any extra motivation, but after last week we have that extra motivation to push us to try to go for the win especially in front of our own fans as well.

“We don’t need motivation but we will push even harder. It wasn’t the real Milan and it wasn’t me.

“We have to learn from last week and it’s important for the team’s growth.”

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