Harsh! Yonues Kaboul should not have been sent off for Tottenham at Chelsea after fouling Samuel Eto’o [Vine]

Tottenham are now on the receiving end of the triple-whammy punishment.

Having held Chelsea at bay for 55 minutes on Saturday in the Premier League, Tottenham imploded in the 56th minute when a terrible Jan Vertonghen gifted Samuel Eto’o an opener.

Three minutes later Spurs shot themselves in the foot when Younes Kaboul touch the heel of Samuel Eto’o from behind, the Cameroonian fell in the box, and Chelsea won a penalty.

Tottenham’s problems were instantly compounded when Kaboul was sent off for the tackle, while the defender is now certain of serving a suspension for his dismissal.

The triple-whammy punishment (penalty, red card and suspension) left many observers feeling Kaboul was hard-done-by, and the decision was heavily criticised.

Read the best tweets arguably that referee Michael Oliver was too harsh below.