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AFCON 2015 Cote D’Ivoire’s Gervinho is bad boy of the African Nations Cup

Gervinho is the first player to be sent off in the Nations when he slapped Guinean player Naby Keita; he awaits CAF's punishment

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Gervinho red carded for slapping Guniean player, Nady Keita at the AFCON 2015 play

Gervinho red carded for slapping Guniean player, Nady Keita at the AFCON 2015

(Pulse)

The Nations Cup has recorded its first Red Card and what a way to give that out.

AS Roma forward, Gervinho was the culprit when he awkwardly hit out on 19 year-old Guinea player Naby Keita for steeping on his boots.

The action seemed unprovoked but 27 year-old Gervinho’s reaction was way too irrational for him to still remain on the pitch.

The Ivorians who were 1-0 down as at that time would be grateful his second of sadness did not cost them days of thinking through a loss to the Syli stars.

That sending off may not be the end of his punishment as he may yet be penalised by the Confederation of African Football.

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