Nottingham Forest defender Jonathan Panzo had a moment of madness on Saturday as Coventry were dumped out of the FA Cup by Wrexham.
The Sky Blues were beaten 4-3 by the Ryan Reynolds-backed club who play their football in the National League.
The film star owns Wrexham and he Tweeted that he was speechless as the non-league side enjoyed a huge scalp.
Wrexham were 3-1 up at half-time at the Coventry Building Society Stadium and absolutely cruising.
After the half-time interval, Panzo handled a goal-bound strike and was sent off before Paul Mullin made it 4-1 from the spot.
It was a rare moment of madness for the 22-year-old. He’s largely been good this season, with Coventry going well in the Championship.
This won’t be a game that lives long in his memory though, with the second-tier outfit having the embarrassment of a cup upset to live with.
Panzo joined Forest from Dijon during the January transfer window. He made just one appearance during 2021/22, with Steve Cooper viewing him as one for the future.
The youngster looks like an exciting talent though. He’s been brilliant for Coventry this season and he could get a Forest chance in the future.
Panzo can be forgiven for his moment of madness at the weekend. In fairness, the game was ebbing away from Coventry anyway and as a youngster, mistakes will happen.
Panzo endures moment of madness
These things do happen with younger players. The challenge for the former England under-17 star is to learn from it and move forward as a player.
Forest will be keeping close tabs on Panzo. He looks like a Premier League player in the making and he should learn from this.
Coventry can now place their sole focus on trying to reach the Championship play-offs this season.
The Midlands-based club are 14th in the second tier at the moment but given the nature of the league are just four points away from sixth.
Panzo is left-footed and that type of centre-back is worth his weight in gold in the modern era.
This red card was somewhat unfortunate, although it will still go down as a moment of despair for the player.
It doesn’t define Panzo, however, and Forest will continue to monitor his progress with intrigue.