Swansea boss Laudrup: Ref wrong with Nani dismissal

Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup says ref Cuneyt Cakir was wrong with his decision to send off Manchester United winger Nani against Real Madrid.

United were leading 2-1 on aggregate against Spanish giants Real thanks to a Sergio Ramos own goal, when Turkish official Cakir showed the Portuguese winger a red card for a high challenge on Alvaro Arbeloa.

Laudrup said: "I watched the game the other day and I am not a supporter of Manchester United or Real Madrid, but it should never, ever have been a red card.

"A yellow card maybe, but a red card? Absolutely not.

"I don't think it matters whether it's a referee in the Premier League, La Liga or a Champions League game.

"It was just a bad decision. Referees are human and make mistakes - there is no problem with that - and sometimes it goes against you.

"But we are allowed to say when a referee gives a poor performance, and that was a very poor decision."

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