Diego Carlos reacts on French referee's decision

Nantes' Brazilian defender Diego Carlos (C) receives a red card from French referee Tony Chapron during the French L1 football match between Nantes and Paris Saint-Germain. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team Nantes, France Jan 17, 2018, 02.54 AM (IST)

Diego Carlos of FC Nantes recently become part of a controversy when French referee Tony Chapron sent him off by showing a red card in a Frensch Ligue-1 match between FC Nantes and Paris-St Germain.

He admitted on Tuesday that he was left flummoxed after referee's decision.

"I did not understand at the time what had happened," the 24-year-old told Nantes' website.

"He fell to the ground and then I looked at him when he gave me a kick on the leg and I said 'what have you done?' and then he gave me a yellow and a red."

In the 87th minute of the match, Carlos unintentionally collided with the match referee Chapron.

The 45-year-old referee stumbled and fell to the ground and kicked Diego Carlos with his right boot and flourished a second yellow card at Carlos.

Watch: How French referee Tony Chapron 'tackled' Diego Carlos

The red card has since been rescinded, making him available for Wednesday's match at Toulouse.

"I am very happy that I will be able to play at Toulouse," he added.