Chelsea supporters on social media responded to Ethan Ampadu’s dubious sending off yesterday for Venezia.

Ampadu came on a substitute last night for the Venetians in their home Serie A fixture against Salernitana.

But the Wales international’s evening last just seven minutes after he received a straight red card for a tackle on Franck Ribery (not a typo).

The 21-year-old was forced into a stretching interception on Ribery following a loose pass from his teammate.

Venezia FC v US Salernitana - Serie A
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RONALDO NEEDS TO STOP WHINING.

VAR uproar

On first glance, the challenge seemed completely acceptable and well-timed.

On second glance, the challenge seemed completely acceptable and well-timed.

Yet, this was not the view of VAR, who deemed Ampadu’s attempt worthy enough of an early bath, as he apparently denied a goalscoring opportunity.

This decision from the video assistant did not go down well on Twitter.

Especially from a Chelsea standpoint, who were totally miffed by Ampadu’s dismissal.

Here’s how they reacted:

Ampadu on the road

Life in Venice had been going pretty swimmingly up until that point for Ampadu.

In his first three starts, the versatile defender helped the team to a pair of a draws and a victory.

He then grabbed an assist in the 3-1 defeat to Sassuolo, his first in senior football since 2016 according to Transfermarkt.    

Venezia FC v ACF Fiorentina - Serie A
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However, there has been an unhappy theme running throughout Ampadu’s Italian tenure.

His five Venezia appearances have been accompanied by four yellow cards and now a red.

Admittedly, the latest booking should not be on the record.

However, the general discipline will need working on if he is to break back into Chelsea’s squad.

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