Man United loanee Eric Bailly has been banned for seven matches following a poor challenge that saw him kick an opponent in the chest.
Currently out on loan with Marseille, Bailly was in action during the club’s French Cup matchup against fourth-division side Hyeres earlier this month.
The poorly-timed challenge happened inside the game’s opening 20 minutes and resulted in the Ivorian being shown a straight red card – and as per the Daily Mail, the defender has now been handed a seven-game ban.
Despite Bailly’s sending-off, Marseille went on to win the cup tie 2-0.
Check out the moment Bailly put in an awful challenge below with pictures courtesy of FOX Sports.
Take a bow, Eric Bailly 😅 What was he even thinking 🤔 pic.twitter.com/scLt5RH55J
— Quentin Gesp (@quentin_gesp) January 7, 2023