Shelton reveals effects of Guzan red-card challenge in Atlanta-Sporting KC

Brad Guzan's challenge on Khiry Shelton was the pivotal moment of Sporting Kansas City's 2-0 win over Atlanta United on Wednesday, as the goalkeeper earned a straight red card for upending the speedy striker as he raced in on goal in the 34th minute of play

Guzan's ejection forced the Five Stripes to throw rookie goalkeeper Paul Christensen into the fire, and eventually led to their first home loss of 2018.

And if you're wondering whether it was a soft call on Guzan, Shelton took to Instagram postgame to post images of the painful-looking wounds the challenge opened up on his lower leg, asking what we can safely assume is a rhetorical question about the validity of the red card: