Is Mansaf the reason? Revealing the reason for the controversial expulsion of Ayman Hussein

Ayman Hussein, the Iraqi national team player, received a controversial red card while celebrating his goal against the Jordan national team in the round of 16 match of the 2023 Asian Cup.

Jordan took the lead in the first half through Yazan Al-Naimat, but Iraq regained the lead in the second half through Saad Natiq’s header.

In the 75th minute, Ayman Hussein received the ball in the penalty area and put it with full force into Yazid Abu Laila’s net, announcing the second goal of coach Casas’ squad.

Hussein celebrated by eating Mansaf, which is the same way Jordanian players celebrate their goal. Then the match referee appeared and showed him the second yellow card and then the expulsion.

Many were surprised by the yellow card, and some considered it due to Jordan’s tradition of celebrating and provoking the starchy players, but this is not true.

After the examination, it became clear that the reason for the second yellow card shown to Ayman Hussein was the length of time he celebrated his goal. First, he went to the stands, then entered the field and celebrated the Mansaf celebration.

The law gives the match referee the right to warn the player if the duration of his goal celebration increases excessively, and this was the decision of the Iranian-Australian referee.

Due to the expulsion, Ayman Hussein will miss the quarter-finals of the Asian Cup if Iraq qualifies to face the Tajikistan national team.

It is noteworthy that Ayman Hussein is the top scorer in the Asian Cup so far, after scoring 5 goals in 4 matches.

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