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'I have wide enough shoulders and a well-placed pair that always keep me on my feet'

PSG star Dani Alves has dismissed criticism of his red card against Lyon on Sunday.

Dani Alves (file pic).
Dani Alves (file pic).
Image: Adam Davy

PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN full-back Dani Alves insisted on Monday he has the broad shoulders and “well-placed” balls to live with criticism over his dismissal against Lyon on Sunday.

Alves was sent off for dissent just before the hour mark of PSG’s 2-1 defeat in Lyon after a furious reaction to a free-kick decision that went against him.

The score was 1-1 at the time but former Manchester United winger Memphis Depay blasted home an injury time scorcher to consign the French Ligue 1 leaders to only their second defeat of the season.

But the veteran Brazil international was anything but contrite in an Instagram post accusing referee Clement Turpin of “hiding” from a mistake by sending him off.

“Since when is disagreement a lack of respect?” said Alves.

If people want to blame me, they can, they’re free to do so.

“I have wide enough shoulders and a well-placed pair that always keep me on my feet!”

Alves’s post was accompanied by a photo of him angrily squaring up to Turpin, almost forehead to forehead.

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