Barcelona loanee in negative spotlight after losing temper in last appearance

PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO - NOVEMBER 20: Sergiño Dest #2 of the United States leaves the field after being red carded during the first half against Trinidad and Tobago at Hasely Crawford Stadium on November 20, 2023 in Port of Spain, Trinidad And Tobago.
Photo by John Dorton/ISI Photos/USSF/Getty Images for USSF

Several players associated with FC Barcelona are a part of the international action in the current international break with their respective national teams. These players include not only those playing in the Barcelona first team but also some who are currently away from the club on loan.

One such player who is owned by Barcelona but is playing on loan at PSV, Eindhoven made headlines due to his negative behavior in an international game between the USA and Trinidad and Tobago.

Sergino Dest was a part of the USA team that took to the field in the second leg of the CONCACAF Nations League quarterfinals. As Mundo Deportivo has reported, the fullback lost his composure around the 38th minute, when the referee gave a throw-in to Trinidad and Tobago, and Dest believed that he had kept the ball in action.

While protesting against the referee’s decision, the Barcelona loanee saw two yellow cards in quick succession. Reacting to this penalty from the referee, the player blew a kiss to the referee, openly showing his contempt.

To make matters even worse, the fullback got into a scuffle with two of his own teammates, who tried to reproach him for his rash behavior. However, Dest was still far from calming down and kept arguing with the USA captain, Tim Ream, and the goalkeeper, Matt Turner, as he took off from the pitch.

Tim Ream also expressed his displeasure with Dest’s behavior after the final whistle, as he commented:

“I can’t say much publicly that we’ve said privately. Overall, it’s a complete lack of respect for the boys who play, for the guys on the bench, and for me.”

Dest made a social media post after the match, in which he regretted his actions on the pitch and asked for forgiveness for his rashness:

“Apologies to my teammates, fans, and the entire nation for my behavior. It was unacceptable, selfish, and immature. I let my team down! It’s something I need to learn from, and it won’t happen again!”

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