Champions League: Mount says Tomori did not deserve red card

Tomori, who joined Milan from the London club in June last year, conceded a 17th-minute penalty and was sent off after fouling Mount.

AC Milan’s Fikayo Tomori fouls Chelsea’s Mason Mount to concede a penalty before being sent off.

AC Milan’s Fikayo Tomori fouls Chelsea’s Mason Mount to concede a penalty before being sent off. | Photo Credit: ALBERTO LINGRIA

Tomori, who joined Milan from the London club in June last year, conceded a 17th-minute penalty and was sent off after fouling Mount.

Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount expressed sympathy for former team mate Fikayo Tomori after the AC Milan defender was shown a red card in their Champions League game on Tuesday.

Tomori, who joined Milan from the London club in June last year, conceded a 17th-minute penalty and was sent off after fouling Mount. Jorginho converted from the spot before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored to earn Chelsea a 2-0 victory at the San Siro.

“He’s obviously my mate, I’ve known ‘Fik’ for a very long time and I felt for him in that situation, I was gutted for him,” Mount told Chelsea’s website.

“I don’t think it was a sending off. Was it a penalty? Maybe yes. I’m an honest player and I want to try to score a goal and he pulled me back a little bit but I feel for him for that decision. It was hard to see him get sent off.”

Chelsea travel to face Aston Villa in the Premier League on Sunday.

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