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Zarate sent off for love bite

ZarateFormer Hammer Mauro Zarate was sent off after grabbing and possibly biting Inter Milan’s Jeison Murillo by the neck on Valentine’s day evening.

However Zarate claims he was punched twice during the scenes that marred the end of Fiorentina’s 2-1 win on Sunday night. After Khouma Babacar scored the winner in stoppage time, Zarate initially refused to give the ball back to Inter. A scuffle ensued, and Zarate was sent off after grabbing Inter’s Jeison Murillo by the neck.

Zarate apologised for his red card in a message on Twitter, but he claimed he had been assaulted before he was sent off. “Apologies to the television viewers for the ugly scenes!”

“Three points and still third! I am very happy, shame about the red, but when you receive two punches from two different players it is difficult to stay calm. Obviously I should not react even in these situations. Forza Viola.”

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I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

2 comments on “Zarate sent off for love bite

  1. Looks like we got rid of him at the right time lol

  2. Wished he had shown that much compassion when he put on our shirt,

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