Leonardo believes Beckham was unlucky to see red

Sporting director of PSG, Leonardo feels David Beckham was massively unlucky to be sent off in a bad-tempered clash between Evian and the French league leaders on Sunday.

In a story reported by , Beckham was a late substitute in the game, coming on with 10 minutes to go, but just six minutes later, the former Manchester United midfielder was dismissed for a dangerous lunge on Youssef Adnane.

However, Leonardo believed the referee Olivier Thual made an error of judgement in sending the ex-England skipper from the field.

He told Le Parisien: “The referee lacked lucidity. He made mistakes. The red card shown to Beckham, for example, was really unfair.

“It was always a very tense match. Nobody wanted to lose – especially not Evian, who are struggling to stay up.”

The French league leaders finished the game with just eight players. Marco Verratti was given his marching orders early on, and goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu was also red-carded at the full-time whistle after being involved in a scuffle with Evian striker Saber Khelifa, who also received a red card.

In a game full of bookings and dismissals, Javier Pastore did his talking on the football field. The Argentine midfielder scored the only goal of the game five minutes into the second half.

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