Liverpool fans are mocking Lucas Digne for red card following post after Merseyside derby

Lucas Digne in action for Everton

Everton endured a miserable day on Sunday as they were well beaten by Southampton.

Goals from James Ward-Prowse and Che Adams inflicted Carlo Ancelotti's side their first defeat of the Premier League season.

Their day was made even worse when Lucas Digne was sent off in the second half.

The Frenchman received a straight red card after making contact with Kyle Walker-Peters.

His challenge looked accidental but Kevin Friend decided to give him his marching orders anyway.

Watch the challenge below:

While Digne was incensed after his red card, Liverpool fans couldn't have been any happier.

Just last week, the Everton full-back enraged supporters of his club's biggest rivals after joking about Richarlison's red card challenge on Thiago.

Digne posted an image of him trying to hide the referee's red card, accompanied with the caption: "I tried to do my best, Pai".

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Liverpool fans haven't forgot about that post and they are now mocking the former Barcelona left-back.

Many think he got karma for his post.

Digne now faces a three-match ban but Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed he will be appealing the decision.

"The red card was a joke, it was not intentional, for sure it was not violent," he said after the game, per Emma Sanders of the BBC. "Maybe all this talk all week against Pickford, against Richarlison, affected the decision and if so it's not right, it's not fair. We will appeal, for sure."

Jamie Redknapp also came to Digne's defence, saying the 'game is gone' if his red isn't overturned.

"When you play football you run, and it's important when you're running areas that if you just thread on their foot, it looks so much worse," he said.

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"He treads on his heel and it takes him for a ride, they slide together. I know people say about intent and players don't mean to injure another player.

"But that is one where it's an accident, it's a yellow card, get on with the game. There is not one player who could say 'that is a red card' who has played football.

"I really think the authorities should look at it and go 'it's not a red card'. He has cost his team to a certain extent because they had to play without him for 25 minutes or whatever it was.

"That needs to be overturned and we need to get on with it. If we're going to get to the stage where that's a red card, the game is officially gone."

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