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Angry Moses causes controversy by throwing away armband

FA Cup By: Linus Onyeze | 28/05/2017

Victor Moses was sent off in Chelsea's FA Cup final loss to Arsenal and as he went into the tunnel, threw away his black armband in frustration.Victor Moses was sent off in Chelsea's FA Cup final loss to Arsenal and as he went into the tunnel, threw away his black armband in frustration.


A frustrated Victor Moses threw his black armband after he was sent off in the FA Cup final against Arsenal on Saturday, becoming the fifth player to be sent off in the final of the competition.

The Chelsea right-wing-back received a second yellow for simulation and was dismissed in the 68th minute. Moses had been booked 11 minutes earlier after hacking down Danny Welbeck during an Arsenal break.

The Nigeria international’s controversial actions come after Chelsea's first half blunder when they "forgot" to wear the armbands in honour of the Manchester Arena attack victims.

Blues' stars returned to the pitch in the second half wearing the armbands.

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It means the Nigerian joins Chris Smalling (2016), Pablo Zabaleta (2013), Jose Antonio Reyes (2005) and Kevin Moran (1985) as players who have been sent off in an FA Cup final.

The defender, however, is the only player to have been sent off in a final for diving.

But Moses sparked further controversy after throwing away his black armband before heading down the players' tunnel.

Players sent off in FA Cup finals

Kevin Moran (1985)

Jose Antonio Reyes (2005)

Pablo Zabaleta (2013)

Chris Smalling (2016)

Victor Moses (2017)
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