'Out of control!' Brighton fans react to John Lundstram's 'shocking' red card on Joel Veltman

Sheffield United's John Lundstram was dismissed in the first half for a rash and dangerous challenge on Brighton defender Joel Veltman
John Lundstram was sent off at BrightonJohn Lundstram was sent off at Brighton
John Lundstram was sent off at Brighton

Lundstram was out of control as he clattered into Joel Veltman on 40 minutes during a fiercely contested scoreless first half at the Amex Stadium.

The referee Peter Bankes showed a yellow card to the United midfielder but over-turned his decision after a VAR check and issued a red card to the 26-year-old.

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Roy Keane described Lundstram as 'out of control' and said the referee made the right choice as it's his responsibility to protect the players.

Veltman was unable to continue in the second half and was replaced by Alireza Jahanbakhsh.

Here's how Brighton and Sheffield United fans responded on social media:

@Imrealwill: I’m a seagulls supporter - that decision is ridiculous. Fair tackle man on man #BHAFC

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@poolsofficial Yeah can’t debate those red cards - Lundstram off and Sheffield United are down to 10 men! #BHAFC #twitterblades #BHASHU

@nattasswfc: What’s the point of playing football if you can’t tackle anymore? Might as well make it a non contact sport. Tag football #bhafc #twitterblades

@SimonRusbridge: Can see why some say yellow, some say red. From the view in the ground it looked and sounded bad #BHAFC

@bhafcstateside: HE’S OFF! Sheffield United down to 10 men. Awful challenge, Veltman lucky to avoid a serious injury.

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@kennyhiggs: Cue all the old pros saying "that's not even a foul in our day". The thing is in their day they went to the match on a bus and had 3 pints at half time. #bhafc #BHASHU

@jlburak: Can’t have many complaints about the red card. That tackles been out of the game for years #BHAFC

@yorker129_7: Perfect example of VAR doing it's job there. Clear red, different angle convinced the ref. #bhafc #BHASHU

@TheBrightonBard: Red card all day long. Why does the #var need the ref to look at it?

@yorker129_7: For me, that's a red #bhafc #BHASHU

@north_seagull: I didn’t think it was initially but the more I watched it the worse it looked