Man oh man am I mad. I’m not the biggest fan of soccer, or football to the rest of the world, but I do love to watch Manchester United when I get a chance to. Now I owe a co-worker lunch because my team got the lost handed to them by the referee. Manchester United was eliminated from the Champions League by Real Madrid with a 2-1 win at Old Trafford. Random fun fact, sadly my dentist is a Real Madrid fan. Manchester United led 1-0 after an own goal by Sergio Ramos. Then Turkish referee Cuynet Cakir sent off Nani for a ridiculous studs-high challenge. From this point forward it was all downhill for Manchester United.
That red card opened the door for goals from Luka Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo, which left Manchester United shorthanded and thus eliminated from the tournament. As Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho confessed afterward: “The best team lost.”