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Stewards and team-mates held sent-off Fellaini back as he tried to storm ref’s changing room

Date Posted,April 29, 2017

Marouane Fellaini had to be restrained from confronting referee ­Martin Atkinson in his dressing room, following his red-card shame in the ­Manchester derby.

The Man United midfielder had to be dragged away by stewards and team-mates after trying to demand an explanation from Atkinson at the final whistle.

Fellaini, 29 , picked up a yellow card in Thursday’s 0-0 draw for an 84th-minute trip on City striker Sergio Aguero – and received a straight red just 16 seconds later for headbutting the Argentine after fouling him again.

Fellaini nutted Aguero moments after seeing yellow for fouling the same player… (Photo: AMA/Getty Images)
…he protested his innocence, but was shown the red card too… (Photo: Man Utd via Getty Images)
…as he left the pitch he complained bitterly to fourth official Neil Swarbrick (Photo: Reuters)

United boss Jose Mourinho later accused Aguero of faking injury following the goalless draw. Fellaini also felt he had been conned.

An eyewitness in the tunnel said: “Fellaini was in tears and stamping his feet.

“He was screaming ‘I want to know why, I want to know why’ as he stormed towards the referee’s dressing room. He was fortunate that some stewards managed to restrain him before team-mates ushered him back into United’s dressing room.”

Fellaini will now miss the next three games – and the Belgium international was fortunate his ban wasn’t extended for failing to leave the pitch immediately.

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