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Former winger Nani leaves the pitch in TEARS after his yellow card for a late challenge is upgraded to red by VAR during Orlando City's clash against Columbus Crew Portuguese winger Nani was given an early bath for Orlando City on Wednesday   The ex- star's yellow was upgraded to red after VAR check  Nani was in tears after what looked a harsh dismissal despite his late challenge Fans have blasted the 'joke decision' with some saying it 'wasn't even a foul' 

By Oli Gamp For Mailonline

Published: 14:46 GMT, 5 November 2020 | Updated: 14:50 GMT, 5 November 2020

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Orlando City winger Nani was reduced to tears after being given an early bath against Columbus Crew following a late challenge from the former man.

The Portuguese star, now 33, was in disbelief after his yellow card for a tackle on Columbus midfielder Artur was upgraded to red by VAR, with the referee going to the pitchside monitor for a second look. 

His Orlando City team-mates were left seething at the decision, which appeared harsh as Nani looked to get contact on the ball and did not catch his opponent cleanly as he followed through.

Ex-Man United winger Nani was left in tears after being sent off for Orlando on Wednesday

Ex-Man United winger Nani was left in tears after being sent off for Orlando on Wednesday

The Portuguese star looked to have won the ball as he followed through on a clearance

The Portuguese star looked to have won the ball as he followed through on a clearance 

The player was sent tumbling to the ground with the referee initially giving him a yellow card

The player was sent tumbling to the ground with the referee initially giving him a yellow card 

The referee went to the pitchside monitor to review the incident

He decided to upgrade Nani's yellow card to red

But after checking the pitchside monitor he decided to upgrade the yellow card to red 

A clip from early in the second half shows Nani trying to hold off two Columbus players outside his own box, before he turns and attempts to make a clearance before colliding with Artur, who was sent tumbling and slumped to the turf.

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