Watch ex-Man Utd star Marcos Rojo get sent off for brutal Kung-fu kick in Boca Juniors bitter derby with River Plate
EX-MANCHESTER UNITED defender Marcos Rojo was sent off for Boca Juniors after landing a brutal Kung-fu kick on a River Plate player.
Rojo, 32, has spent the last two years playing in his home country of Argentina.
Following a loan spell at boyhood club Estudiantes in 2021, Rojo left United permanently and joined Boca Juniors.
And he’s been a mainstay in the Boca team, helping them win the Professional League Cup as well as wearing the captain’s armband.
But a moment of madness in Sunday’s Superclasico with River Plate saw Rojo be sent off for a Kung-fu kick.
Boca were leading 1-0 deep into added-time when the incident happened.
Rojo went to clear the ball with River Plate midfielder Nicolas de la Cruz leading with his head.
The referee left little time before brandishing the red card.
Luckily for the home side, Boca went on to secure a 1-0 win over their rivals.
The win lifts Boca up to fourth in the Argentine top flight.
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Boca are two points off league leaders Atletico Tucuman.
Meanwhile, River Plate are stuck down in seventh, three points off Boca.
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