Gabriel Jesus rages after sending off in Copa America final as Brazil star punches VAR booth, boots water bottle and bursts into floods of tears
- Gabriel Jesus scored for Brazil but his night was cut short by two yellow cards
- Manchester City striker was having excellent game before he was dismissed
- He marched off pitch and vented anger in direction of VAR replay booth
Gabriel Jesus raged after being sent off in the Copa America final win over Peru and burst into tears on the steps of the Maracana.
The Manchester City star picked up two yellow cards and left the hosts fighting to hold a one goal lead with 10 men.
Fortunately, Richarlison stepped up to seal victory and spare Jesus’ blushes but the striker’s dismissal was a major flashpoint.
Gabriel Jesus punches the VAR booth in frustration after being sent off in the final
The striker also booted a water bottle as he stomped his way off the pitch
Jesus sobbed on the steps as he prayed the Selecao would hold on to their advantage
Jesus was visibly distraught after Roberto Tobar brandished his second yellow of the game.
Jesus mistimed a fairly innocuous challenge in the air on Zambrano and then allowed his rage to boil over as he walked to the sidelines.
He booted a water bottle and then punched the VAR replay booth before bursting into floods of tears on the steps of the famous stadium just inside the tunnel.
After he’d punched the VAR booth, he then shoved it, almost tipping the replay system over completely.
Jesus was visibly distraught at the second yellow card and leaving his team in the lurch
Jesus embraced Tite after the final whistle was blown and his error did not cost Brazil
The 22-year-old had been the best player on the pitch for most of the game until his night’s work came to an abrupt end.
He twisted and turned past a marker on the right wing before laying an assist on a plate for Everton to break the deadlock.
And after Peru had equalised from the spot, he slotted a goal of his own neatly into the corner on the brink of half time.