After a chaotic brawl following a 1-1 draw with Gabon in the Africa Cup of Nations, Ghana striker Benjamin Tetteh received a red card.
Andre Ayew’s opener was cancelled out by Jim Allevinah’s late equalizer, effectively ending Ghana’s chances of reaching the Copa Africa’s Last 16.
After referee Lahlou Benbraham blew the final whistle, Allevinah’s goal sparked a mass brawl between the players, which quickly devolved into a brawl.
Tetteh swung a punch at Gabon’s Aaron Boupendza after coming on as a substitute.
After a shoving match with Andre Biyogo Poko, the Yeni Malatyaspor star stormed down the tunnel to avoid the referee’s wrath.
However, with the help of VAR, the match official was able to identify the offender and demanded that the centre-forward return to the field to be shown the red card.
Benbraham refused to leave the field and told Thomas Partey and his teammates to “send No25 out.”
The 24-year-old, however, did not return, and the referee indicated that a red card had been issued.
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