Gary Lineker has in contrast Lauren James’ stamp towards Nigeria on the Women’s World Cup to David Beckham’s notorious crimson card towards Argentina in 1998.
At 0-0, England Women star James stomped on the again of Nigerian Michelle Alozie within the 86th minute of the spherical of 16.
After a VAR verify, James was despatched off and Lineker in contrast the incident to Beckham’s crimson card on the 1998 World Cup.
At Saint-Etienne, Beckham was despatched off for being eradicated within the final 16 by Argentina’s Diego Simeone.
That incident led to Beckham receiving a lot criticism and abuse from England supporters.
Gary Lineker in contrast Lauren James’ stamp towards Nigeria to David Beckham’s 1998 incident
At the 1998 World Cup, Beckham was despatched off for kicking out Argentina’s Diego Simeone
Lineker wrote on Twitter, “The @Lionesses are down to 10 as Lauren James has a Beckhamesque moment of madness.”
BBC commentator Vicki Sparks additionally drew the comparability to the Beckham incident, describing James’ actions as ‘completely unnecessary’.
She stated, “Shades of David Beckham v Argentina by Lauren James.
‘What is she doing? Why do that?
“Completely unnecessary from Lauren James.”
James had impressed for England within the group stage of the match. She scored the one objective within the 1-0 win towards Denmark.
After that, James was excellent within the 6-1 win over China as she scored twice, offered three assists and was named participant of the match.
James impressed within the group stage, however was despatched off for her actions towards Nigeria