FA Cup: Amad Diallo Explains Taking Off His Shirt After Scoring Winner Versus Liverpool

FA Cup: Amad Diallo Explains Taking Off His Shirt After Scoring Winner Versus Liverpool

Rene Otinga
updated at March 18, 2024 at 7:15 AM
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  • Manchester United beat Liverpool in a seven-goal thriller in the FA Cup
  • Amad Diallo scored a dramatic winner in extra time before a red card
  • The Ivorian had a funny reason why he took off his shirt after that goal

Manchester United youngster, Amad Diallo, had a hilarious explanation for why he decided to take off his shirt after scoring the winner against Liverpool in the FA Cup.

The Ivorian emerged as the hero on Sunday, March 17, in an action-packed encounter at Old Trafford, as the Red Devils emerged 4-3 winners after extra time.

Amad Diallo was the hero of the day as he scored a winner for Manchester United against Liverpool on Sunday, March 17, before getting red-carded.
Amad Diallo was the hero of the day as he scored a winner for Manchester United against Liverpool on Sunday, March 17, before getting red-carded. Visionhaus.
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Scot McTominay gave United the lead, but Liverpool turned it around before half-time thanks to goals from Alexis Mac Allister and Mohamed Salah in the space of three minutes.

The Reds looked set to knock their fierce rivals out, but Antony came on and drew the game level three minutes from the end of normal time, to force the tie into another 30 minutes of action.

In extra time, Liverpool substitute, Harvey Elliott, gave his side a 3-2 lead with a deflected strike after 105 minutes before Marcus Rashford atoned for an earlier miss with a strike in the 112th minute, per The Mirror.

Diallo scores winner vs Liverpool

With Liverpool looking to avoid penalties towards the 120-minute mark, the Reds committed numbers forward and were caught on the counter, with Alejandro Garnacho and Diallo leading an attack against a lone defender.

The Argentine fed the Ivorian the ball, with the 21-year-old squeezing the ball into the net from an angle, sending Old Trafford into a state of delirium as the Red Devils advanced to the semi-finals.

What Diallo said after the game

In all excitement, Diallo took off his shirt in jubilation, earning himself a second yellow card of the day and subsequently sent off.

The sending-off did little to dampen the Ivory Coast winger's spirits, as the United hero revealed after the game why he took his shirt off.

"I forgot the first yellow," Diallo admitted. "I'm really disappointed about the red card but the most important thing was to win. Liverpool is a big club [to score against]."

The young winger proceeded to issue an apology to his teammates in a classy moment.

FA Cup semi-final draw

United’s win over Liverpool gives Erik ten Hag the chance to salvage what has been a disappointing season.

The Red Devils will face Coventry in the semis, while Chelsea will come up against Manchester City for a chance to feature in the Wembley final.

Why players get booked for taking their shirts off

Sports Brief also reported on why football players receive a booking for removing shirts.

The offence has been punished consistently by referees since being introduced in 2004.

Taking off a shirt actually falls into section 12 of the IFAB Laws on Fouls and Misconduct.

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Rene Otinga is a sports journalist with over eight years of working experience in digital media. Rene's experience includes working as a Copywriter at X News Kenya and TUKO.co.ke.