Lauren James has restricted feedback on her Instagram account to stem the backlash after her broadcast of the Women’s World Cup.
The Chelsea star stomped on the again of Nigeria’s Michelle Alozie shortly earlier than the tip of regulation time within the last-16 conflict and was dismissed following a VAR evaluation.
It left Sarina Wiegman’s Lionesses down to only 10 gamers by means of further time, however in the long run James’ second of insanity price England nothing as they received 4-2 on penalties.
It was quickly observed that James, 21, had restricted who might put up feedback on her Instagram account, which has 568,000 followers.
The assailant was clearly anticipating a flurry of abusive feedback following the incident of violent conduct.
England’s Lauren James has been despatched off for stamping on the decrease again of her Nigerian opponent Michelle Alozie in the course of the Women’s World Cup remaining.
The incident occurred three minutes earlier than the tip of regular time, leaving the Lionesses to barter half-hour of additional time one participant quick earlier than profitable on penalties
James subsequently restricted feedback on her Instagram account, which has 568,000 followers
James had been excellent for England within the group stage of the event, scoring thrice, however the punch might simply have led to elimination.
James and Alozie clashed within the 87th minute with the scores at 0-0, however Nigeria had been the higher aspect.
Both gamers had been on the ground, and as James climbed to her ft, she stood on Alozie’s decrease again.
Referee Melissa Borjas initially solely confirmed James a yellow card, however VAR intervened and replays revealed the foul was extra critical than first thought.
Borjas, who had been watching replays down the sphere, raised the yellow card to a pink card, informing the group that it was violent conduct.
The Lionesses survived a 30-minute interval of additional time earlier than they might muster their braveness to win the shoot-out and kick off a last-eight duel with both Colombia or Jamaica.
Wiegman stated the assailant had apologised, however she “had no intention of hurting anyone.”
Referee Melissa Borjas had initially given James a yellow card earlier than consulting with VAR
Despite falling to 10, England took victory on a penalty shootout
Sarina Wiegman has admitted that James has a “huge lesson to learn” after the error
‘I spoke to her. I actually said (to her), ‘look, that happens to people sometimes’, that they’re in such intense play and such intense, emotional play, and in a break up second she misplaced her feelings.
“Of course she apologized and she felt really, really bad. She definitely doesn’t want to hurt anyone.
“This was a moment, it was a split second, it was later in the game, so players are getting a bit tired too. She is an inexperienced performer on this stage and she has done very well.
“I think she lost her emotions in a split second. Of course she doesn’t want to hurt anyone, she’s the sweetest person I know.
“Things happen like this, you can’t change it anymore, it’s a huge lesson to learn, but of course it’s not something she did on purpose.”