Bordeaux coach reacts to Kalu's red card against Marseille

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Bordeaux coach Eric Bedouet has reacted to Samuel Kalu's red card in his side's 1-0 loss to Olympique Marseille in the Ligue 1 encounter on Tuesday night at Stade Velodrome.

The 21-year-old Super Eagles forward were given the marching orders in the 25th minute of the clash after a poorly timed tackle and from behind on Marseille midfielder Lucas Ocampos.

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The goal decided the game came for Marseille from Boubacar Kamara when he converted an assist from Valere Germain in the 42nd minute.

At the post-match press conference, Bedouet defended Kalu, saying he slipped as he made the tackle via Rmcsport: ''I think he slipped, he arrived quickly and could not control his movement,'' 

''We should not do this gesture, but it might happen."

Kalu who was making his 18th Ligue 1 appearance at the Stade Velodrome caught Ocampos' shin with a badly-timed tackle that saw his feet off the ground.

The Girondins are 12th in the league table and they visit PSG for their next Ligue 1 match on Saturday.