Here's how members of the South African media and the fans reacted to Mahotho receiving his marching orders, and with it Bafana Bafana's hopes of getting back into the game.
Could Mathoho's aggression cost Bafana a place in Russia 2018?
I once tweeted that Eric Mathoho is nearing the Rooi Mahamutsa phase. well he's ripe now — Trevor_MNINI (@trevor_mnini) September 1, 2017
Mathoho another RED!!!! — robertmarawa (@robertmarawa) September 1, 2017
Not only has mathoho lost form, he's lost his head as well. Second red in successive games. Boy needs to calm down — Nkareng Matshe (@Nkareng) September 1, 2017
Eric Mathoho first player in the History to get a red card (Bafana Bafana) while still on another red card (Kaizer Chiefs) — PleasuresOfIntimacy® (@DeepMarvin) September 1, 2017
Mathoho sent off. Deserved too. He’s been ridiculous there. — Joe Crann (@YesWeCrann) September 1, 2017
2 RED CARD in two matches. Eric Mathoho. — AbsaPrem (@PSL_TV) September 1, 2017
mathoho shouldn't be playing or be in the squad in the first place — ying. (@Valzi_M) September 1, 2017
Mathoho will do anything in his power when he wants to go watch Muvhango during a game — Babes Wa CHRIST (@AuntySeips) September 1, 2017
Gordon Igesund just called Mathoho "a young boy". That's the foundation of our problems. — Rams Mabote (@RamsByTheHorns) September 1, 2017