Match-winner Gabriel Jesus has punched two pieces of Video Assistant Referee equipment after being shown a red card in Brazil’s 3-1 Copa America final win over Peru at the Maracana.The striker assisted Everton’s opening strike and scored the crucial second goal on the stroke of half-time before his implosion after receiving a second yellow card on 70 minutes.Jesus, who was given his first yellow card in the 30th minute, was sent off by Chilean referee Roberto Tobar following an innocuous challenge on Peruvian defender Carlos Zambrano. Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare The Manchester City attacker reacted angrily to the dismissal, kicking a water bottle as he stormed from the field before punching and pushing two VAR monitors on his way to the dressing room.He was then pictured in tears sitting on the steps of the tunnel while yelling in the direction of the match officials.FURIOSO CON EL #VAR? Así salió Gabriel Jesús luego de ser expulsado por doble amarilla (bien expulsado)-¿Qué opinas de la reacción del brasileño? #copaamerica #brasil #gabrieljesus #futbol pic.twitter.com/NS9inbxkLJ— Casa Blanca Sports (@CBlancaSports) July 7, 2019However, Jesus was all smiles when he held the Copa America trophy aloft with his crucial contribution helping dull the memories of his performance in Brazil’s World Cup exit in Russia 12 months ago.The 22-year-old ghosted past two defenders to cross the ball for Everton’s first-time finish in the 15th minute, but the advantage was cancelled out through Paolo Guerrero’s penalty as first-half stoppage time approached.But Jesus managed to get the hosts ahead again before half-time with a superb, controlled strike from the top of the area deflating the Peruvian fight back.Gabriel Jesus is in tears and visibly distraught in the tunnel after being sent off for two soft yellow cards.#CopaAmerica #ManCity pic.twitter.com/FJ5Ilhiw58— Superbia Proelia (@SuperbiaProeIia) July 7, 2019After his send-off, Peru had an extra man advantage for 20 minutes in their bid to get the game back on level terms, but Richarlison sealed the game from the spot as the 90 ticked over.It was Brazil’s ninth Copa America title and their first since winning the 2007 edition in Venezuela. They swept the tournament’s awards with defender Dani Alves winning best player as winger Everton won the best young player award and the Golden Boot with his three goals – an honour he shared with Peru’s Guerrero. Goalkeeper Alisson won the Golden Glove award after conceding only one goal in the entire tournament – with the Guerrero penalty being the only time his net was breached.
ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Environmentalists fearing the consequences of an oil spill in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, home to thousands of marine species, will have their say in court Monday.Newfoundland and Labrador’s offshore regulator will be in court in St. John’s, N.L., as environmental groups argue an offshore exploration licence in the region was unlawfully extended.The Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board granted Halifax-based Corridor Resources Inc. a renewed licence to explore oil and gas prospects in the Old Harry site in 2017.Environmental groups including the David Suzuki Foundation and Sierra Club Canada Foundation argue the licence should not have been reissued and that the decision lacks proper environmental oversight.The Old Harry site sits about 80 kilometres off the southwest tip of Newfoundland, near the border with Quebec.Corridor announced in June 2018 it was suspending exploratory work on the project, saying there was no “viable path” to drilling an exploration well before its licence expired in 2021.The Newfoundland and Labrador government, facing mounting debts, announced plans last year to rapidly expand its lucrative oil and gas industry to ease the province’s economic woes.The Canadian Press read more