‘Brain dead’ Charlton Athletic player Ryan Inniss sees red for producing a horrendous lunge against AFC Wimbledon on Tuesday night.
The 26 year old Addicks defender was sent off just seven minutes after coming on for going in recklessly on George Marsh.
Inniss had been making his return to the side after a spell out with injury but was sent off after 56 minutes after a poor tackle as seen in the video below…
Charlton’s Ryan Inniss was sent off just SEVEN minutes after coming on against AFC Wimbledon for this challenge 😳👇 pic.twitter.com/pSmQhMphLh
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) April 6, 2022
Charlton went on to take the lead shortly after thanks to top scorer Jayden Stockley, however the Dons his back, levelling the scoreline with Zach Robinson getting the goal.
The result means that Charlton sit 15th in the League One standings with 50 points from 41 games played and already have eyes on another season at third tier level.
AFC Wimbledon still have a lot to fight for, positioning in 22nd place and are four points from safety with five games remaining.
“We started the game really well,” Jackson told CharltonTV post-match. “In the first 20 minutes we had total control and we probably should have been a goal or two up, but we allowed them to get back into it. The game then got a bit bitty.
“There wasn’t a lot in it up until half-time and in the start of second-half, but then we lost Sam Lavelle to an injury, unfortunately. We had to make the change; Inniss comes on, gets himself sent off and then obviously the game has changed and they have got the advantage.
“We managed to score a brilliant goal in that period and then you’re hoping we can see it. out We’ve got 10 men and Ben Purrington’s knee has gone pretty much, so we’re down to nine.
“It feels like everything that could have gone against us, went against us, and they still didn’t beat us, so I’m proud of the way my players dug in. Obviously, we came here to win and we didn’t do that, but I think it was a battling point in the end.”
On Inniss’ dismissal, the boss said: “It’s silly, it’s naive, it’s reckless, it’s a red card. I can’t defend that one. I’m very disappointed with that.
“It was an enforced change with Lavelle,” he added. “You go like for like and you still think, ‘Right, nothing changes. We’ll be in the ascendancy, we’ve got Inniss on the pitch now who is a big threat from set-pieces’.
“So, I felt like we were going to go on and win the game, but that changed the complexion of it. We had to lose a midfielder and bring another centre-back on. Obviously, it’s going to mean that you’re going to concede territory and, consequently, you’re going to concede pressure.
“They’re going to be able to get crosses into the box easier than they would have been able to and ultimately that’s where they’ve got their goal from in the end.”
💬 “We have to take the point.”
Johnnie Jackson speaks to CharltonTV following tonight’s draw at @AFCWimbledon.
— Charlton Athletic FC (@CAFCofficial) April 5, 2022
Mark Bowen was happy with how his players responded to his half time team talk as they fought hard for a deserved point.
“We’ve got to try and keep this club in this league,” he said. “We’ve got to get wins; we’ve got to get points. In the first half I personally thought we were poor. We started slowly, we were passive, and a few choice words were said at half time.
“The key thing was that we went out in the second-half and everything we said to them, they took on board. There was an urgency in our play, we were on the front foot, we were in their faces, we were putting them under pressure and creating chances. That’s the way we’ve got to go forward if we want to get out of this mess that we’ve got into.
“They’ve had one cross; one header and they’ve scored a goal – that’s the way things go sometimes when you’re in this situation. We bounced back well and got the goal that we deserved. From then on, I was thinking we were going to win it.”
Twitter users reacted as the ‘brain dead’ Charlton player sees red for a horrendous lunge against AFC Wimbledon…
@yipeekiyay88: Was he wearing adidas concretes great close control leading to the tackle 😂
@charltonfcboy: I don’t even know what he was thinking, he didn’t even need to try to get the ball he should of just went back into his position.
@JBH_____: Never touched him ref
@JakePrice1927: 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Jesus Christ
@jmperksx: hahaha what a menace
@MichaelBristo1: Was only going to end badly after that awful touch
@natgoodladlwos: *Makes ball gesture with hands*
@Alex_Murray92: As red cards go, this is as blatant as they come 😂
@samwoodcock: Terrible touch and even worse challenge
@jm_bell95: This is the sort of challenge that if I was a manager, that player would never play for me again. Ridiculous. I know contact is minimal but he’s reckless, off the ground, out of control and after just coming on? Sorry, that’s stupid
@JakeWickham99: Times up. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out
@natashaeveritt7: Rewatching this this morning I’m still baffled. Got to be up there with one of the most reckless and pointless challenges I’ve ever seen from a Charlton player
@ctoner97: Should get an extra game ban for that touch!
@HashtagOliverK: Can’t get over how braindead this was
@EllisDennantAV: What on earth was he thinking 🤣🤣
@JimmyStone_: That tackle from Ryan Inniss is one of the most brainless I’ve ever seen from any Charlton player. If the remaining games are about proving your worth for 22/23, he’s just proven we can’t trust him. #cafc
@cafc_daniel: Comes back from injury gets injured comes back from that injury gets red carded. Ryan Inniss ladies and gentlemen
@smit112: Ryan Inniss in the bin, i’m sure the bloke just doesn’t want to play. Bye. #cafc
@MarkCAFCSE7: Ryan Inniss you fucking idiot #cafc
@LewisH92: I like Ryan Inniss, but love Charlton Athletic. He’s gotta go blud, he’s gotta go.
@andreasgwood: Just seen that Ryan Inniss red card. One of the most reckless tackles I’ve seen in years. What even possessed him to do that!?
@rikofold: Terrible challenge. If I was Jacko I’d move him on. Just can’t trust him to play enough games. Our discipline has been so poor this season.
@lukepaulgabriel: What the actual was going through his head
@mattbroadCAFC: That’s the last time we will see him play for us
@macca23_: Fucking hell
@4ndytucker: We are a shambles of a club…