Neal Maupay loses his cool when the Brighton forward is sent AFTER the final whistle after a painful defeat by Wolves for using foul and insulting language towards referee Jon Moss
- Neal Maupay found his way to referee Jon Moss after Brighton lost 2-1 to Wolves
- The seething attacker was given a red card for yelling and pointing at the referee
- Teammates Pascal Gross and Adam Webster tried to lead him away
- Lewis Dunk was sent off in the second half before Albion lost to one last goal
Brighton forward Neal Maupay had to be stopped by his teammates and coaches when the forward was sent off for assault to referee Jon Moss in the immediate aftermath of the Seagulls’ Premier League defeat at Wolves.
Ardent striker Maupay, who was embroiled in controversy last year when he claimed that Arsenal defender Matteo Guendouzi had taunted him for his pay during a flashpoint on the field, was fired after the final whistle for foul and insulting language.
Brighton’s top scorer was seen striding towards Moss in the center circle, pointing his finger and shouting angrily as midfielder Pascal Gross tried to avoid approaching the referee.
Brighton’s Neal Maupay (left) was dismissed for abusing Jon Moss after Brighton’s loss to Wolves
Maupay was mysteriously outraged after the visitors lost to a last-minute winner in Molineux
Assistant boss Billy Reid and defender Adam Webster also held back Maupay when he reacted furiously after the late 2-1 defeat at Molineux, with Wolves scoring twice after Albion captain Lewis Dunk was sent off for bringing back Fabio Silva when the youngster on goal was. .
Fans were baffled by Maupay’s anger after a performance by Moss that presented little controversy, and there was little for Dunk or his teammates to complain about when he was fired for clearly pulling Silva’s shirt.
The Frenchman could have been startled by the painful defeat of his side, caused by Adama Traore’s 76th minute equalizer and a goal from Morgan Gibbs-White.
Lewis Dunk had already seen red in the second half before the Seagulls took off a lead
Assistant manager Billy Reid (left) persuades Maupay to leave the field after losing his temper
One of Maupay’s former strike partners at Albion, Glenn Murray, told BBC Sport: ‘I don’t think it’s about anything in particular.
“It’s just frustration this afternoon – to be so dominant in the first half and then lose by the end. It’s frustration. ‘
Dunk’s 13th-minute header had given Brighton a lead they held on for over an hour, but the skipper and Maupay are now banned from helping a side still not safe from relegation on a tough run-in with collisions with West Ham. , Manchester City and Arsenal.
Former England midfielder Jermaine Jenas said: ‘What is he doing? They’ve lost him now too [as Dunk]. Where is the discipline? ‘
Albion boss Graham Potter revealed that Maupay had ‘crossed a line’ after being abruptly removed from his squad for their trip to Tottenham in November.