Manchester United manager, Erik ten Hag, has leapt to the defence of Casemiro despite his red card against Crystal Palace.
Ten Hag also insisted Jordan Ayew should have also been shown a red card.
Casemiro will be suspended for the next three games after VAR Tony Harrington spotted him putting both hands around Will Hughes’ neck during a melee in the second half of United’s 2-1 win at Old Trafford on Saturday.
The disorder started when Jeff Schlupp barged Antony off the pitch and into the advertising boards while the VAR also checked Ayew’s man-handling of Fred during the same fracas.
“You see this team stands up for each other,” Ten Hag told a news conference after the game.
“It’s such a good spirit for the team and they don’t like when a player can be badly injured and that’s the way Antony got treated. This team sticks together but you have to control your emotions.
“It’s really difficult in such a moment and I see two teams fighting each other and I see two teams of players crossing the line and one player gets picked out and sent off and that’s not right.
“The player from Crystal Palace takes a big risk by this foul that he [Antony] doesn’t get badly injured by pushing him across the line and then everyone is reacting, Crystal Palace and Manchester United players.”