The Ghanaian youngster after coming on in the 64th minute scored a stoppage time goal for AS Roma. The youngster’s celebrations were cut off as the referee disallowed the goal.
Afena-Gyan was booked his second yellow card over handball in the build up to the goal. He picked up his first yellow card four minutes after coming on.
Mourinho escorted Afena-Gyan down the tunnel though he was not happy about the referee’s decision.
Mourinho in a post match reaction said; “I prefer not to speak about the referee. In my opinion he did okay. I did not see either of the two incidents that led him to book Felix and I would rather not say anything.”
How fans reacted to the red card on social media
Well that turned sour quickly 😬— Sacha Pisani (@Sachk0) December 13, 2021
Afena-Gyan rushed over to celebrate in front of the Roma fans after scoring in stoppage time.
But, the goal was chalked off and the 18yo substitute red carded (second yellow) for handball.#RomaSpezia pic.twitter.com/BDL7zG096x
Felix Afena-Gyan after he scored vs after he was shown a red card.— Owuraku Ampofo (@_owurakuampofo) December 13, 2021
A complete switch of emotion for the teenager 😅 pic.twitter.com/x2Sg35tyjO
Referee Alessandro Prontera gave a Red Card to Felix Afena Gyan,his first ever career red card.— Yaw Ampofo Jr (@Yaw_Ampofo_) December 13, 2021
The Ghanaian attacker received a second yellow card for a hand ball offense.
He will miss the trip to Atalanta😬 pic.twitter.com/GzUINyMmt2