Referee Cuneyt Cakir has a Twitter account, follows Real Madrid & Cristiano Ronaldo… — Cüneyt Çakır (@RefereeCuneyt) July 7, 2012 Well, this is an interesting angle on the man who controversially sent off Nani when Manchester United were 2-1 up on aggregate against Real Madrid. Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir has a Twitter account. It has not been verified with a blue tick and the official has not […]

Video: Manchester United legend Roy Keane backs the call to send Nani off

I wonder why Gareth Southgate’s petrified of Roy Keane on ITV’s commentary? The mind boggles…… — Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) March 5, 2013 “That Nani tackle was extremely dangerous and a definite red card.” – Roy Keane. When the cameras panned to the ITV panel of Adrian Chiles, Roy Keane, Lee Dixon and Gareth Southgate […]

Picture: Cuneyt Cakir’s heavy-handed record against Premier League teams

Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir is once again public enemy number one in Britain. The 36-year-old UEFA Elite association official had previously taken charge of two Manchester United games before Wednesday night’s Champions League tie with Real Madrid. On both previous occasions the Red Devils had failed to win, losing in last season’s Europa League to Athletic Bilbao […]

The best Tweets on Nani’s red card v Real Madrid

Within seconds of Cuneyt Cakir flashing a red card at Luis Nani, there was a hashtag trending worldwide: #Nani. Not long after, “De Jong” was trending on the social media of choice for many football fans, players and pundits as comparisons were made with the infamous challenge from the 2010 World Cup final. The overriding […]

GIF. What did Jose Mourinho say to Sir Alex Ferguson after Nani sending off?

The sending off of Nani, 11 minutes into the second half of Manchester United’s Champions League tie with Real Madrid will go down as the deciding moment of 180 minutes. Sir Alex Ferguson immediately ran out to the technical area to speak with the officials and Manchester United were incensed with the decision. In the […]

Nani red card v Real Madrid: Right or wrong?

Its an incident that will likely be talked about for years. After steaming into a 2-1 aggregate lead, thanks to a Sergio Ramos own goal, Manchester United looked to have control of their last 16 clash with Real Madrid after three halves of terrific football. On 56 minutes however, referee Cuneyt Cakir flashed a red […]

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