Savage swipe of Swansea player’s legs ‘most blatant red ever’ but only a yellow

Henri Lansbury's swipe at Swansea City's Ryan Manning has been labelled as the most 'blatant red card ever' despite Lansbury only seeing yellow.

Luton had blasted into an early 3-0 lead, thanks to a lightning-fast start, and Lansbury was looking to take a quick free-kick when the incident occurred.

Manning was walking over to kick the ball away and slow the game down when Lansbury ran up to kick the ball, but instead, he swiped Manning off his feet.

Lansbury was awarded a yellow card, and Manning a sore ankle, but fans are surprised the card he received wasn't red.

"I’m really sorry, but the incompetency of certain referees is beyond defence. That is a red card. Simple as that. 3-0 up or not, irrelevant, you can’t do that in a football match," one fan tweeted.

Another added: "If a player kicks a ball. It doesn’t give the opposition the right to kick. Him.

"This is not a debate. This guy should not be on the field and should be retroactively banned. Simple."

While a third tweeted: "Most blatant red I’ve ever seen ahaha."

However, some fans believed that Manning should have been booked for kicking the ball away, and the Swansea man was responsible for the clash.

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Lansbury's name may ring some bells for Arsenal fans.

The 30-year-old emerged from the Gunners academy as one of the hottest prospects the team had seen in years.

However, he struggled to break into the first team, despite caps for England U21s, and only managed three appearances at the Emirates.

Lansbury moved onto Nottingham Forest before spells at Aston Villa and Bristol City and most recently Luton.

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Incredibly, Swansea rallied after the yellow card, and Russell Martin's side staged an incredible comeback.

Former Manchester City youngster Olivier Ntcham fired them within one goal in the 86th minute.

And Joel Piroe converted in stoppage time to ensure Swansea could return to Wales with a point.

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