Richarlison was shown a red card late on in Everton vs Liverpool for a very poor challenge on Thiago.
The Liverpool midfielder could miss some time through injury while Richarlison received his marching orders.
Richarlison redeemed himself somewhat by apologising for the challenge after the game.
“Everyone who knows my background knows that I was never a violent player,” he wrote on his personal website.
“I did not enter that dispute with the intention of hurting Thiago. When I saw that the crash was going to happen, I picked up my foot and hit him with my knee in the pass, which was inevitable due to the speed of the play.
“I already sent a message to him apologising and I also do it here publicly. I hope he hasn’t been hurt and that everything is fine.
“I also apologise to my teammates, my club and my fans for leaving them with one less at the end of the game. Unfortunately, there is nothing I can do to change what happened, other than to reflect, work and move on.”
But, just a couple of hours after posting the apology, Richarlison angered Liverpool supporters with a tweet he sent.
A Brazilian twitter account called him out for his version of the events, tweeting an image of his foot making contact with Thiago’s knee.
O texto e o lance pic.twitter.com/w8vI6Rck7R— @RECIBO_CRF (@Recibo_CRF) October 17, 2020
Richarlison felt the need to reply, sending an image of him being in pain with his knees colliding with Thiago. The image was then accompanied by a thinking emoji.
The tweet received messages from hundreds of angry Liverpool supporters, who interpreted Richarlison’s tweet as proof that he didn’t think the challenge was severe at all.
Many Reds fans think his apology was just for show.
Well, your apology was clearly all for show wasn't it mate? @richarlison97— David. (@VivaLaVidavid) October 17, 2020
I didn't believe Richarlison apology for a second. He posted and deleted this earlier. It was a fake and hollow apology. pic.twitter.com/ZtxrUGGv4b— LFC Views – Champions (@Mobyhaque1) October 17, 2020
Can't fathom the reason behind @richarlison97's deleted tweet after issuing an apology to Thiago yesterday. Truly a disgusting human being..— Sudarshan Venkatesan (@SrinzzzLFC) October 18, 2020
Richarlison about to learn that the internet doesnt forget. Cant tweet stuff like this after an “apology” tweet and then try casually delete it. Id be surprised if @premierleague or the FA dont take action over this. #Richarlison pic.twitter.com/aYODjHR7e2— Jus (@JustinSizzle) October 17, 2020
That wasn’t the only tweet that the Everton forward sent on Saturday evening.
A Liverpool fan called Richarlison out for ‘repeatedly’ trying to ‘break the leg’ of an opponent.
The Brazilian then replied questioning when he has done that before Saturday’s game.
repeatedly? When did I do this before? 🤔— Richarlison Andrade (@richarlison97) October 17, 2020