After the FC Metz recital on the subject of red cards, we imagined the most beautiful red cards in the history of football. Thanks to your participation, here are the geniuses who left the lawn before their teammates.
Marouane Chamakh / PSG – Bordeaux
French Cup: 2004-2005.
The rule aimed at prohibiting a player from taking off his shirt dates back to 2004. So, logically enough, it is enough to wait a few months to see a first player called to order. And how. Opposing PSG in the Coupe de France, the Girondins de Bordeaux opened the scoring at the Parc des Princes with Marouane Chamakh. The Moroccan exults with joy and suddenly takes off his shirt. Without remembering that a few minutes earlier he had received the first yellow card for a cut to the rules of Sylvain Armand.
Darcheville rushes to tell him to quickly put his shirt back on, but the referee has seen it all. Marouane is sent off, and from the showers he sees his family eliminated in extra time. The Girondist outnumbering played an important role. A high-class act, which earned Thierry Roland one of the best formulas of him.
“This is really bullshit in its purest form” T. Rolland
Mario Djurovski / Muangthong United – TOT SC
Thai Championship: 2012-2013.
It is not only in France that humans play football. In fact, Thailand is also trying this sport. So when a player manages to lob the goalkeeper millimeter, the stadium is literally melting. Let’s say that this type of gesture doesn’t see the light every weekend in Tony Jaa’s country.
The artist of this masterpiece is none other than Mario Djurovski, playmaker of the famous club Muangthong United. Only, when Mario scores a goal, he causes a very special joy to explode. The celebration of him consists in taking off his shorts, putting them on his head and simulating a machine gun shot with his hands. Except that the referee of the match knows very little about this half-childish, half-warrior joy. He then issued a second yellow card, which forced Mario Djurovski to start with his tail between his legs. Literally.
Edinson Cavani / PSG – RC objective
League 1: 2014-2015.
Matchday 10 sees PSG face RC Lens at the Stade de France. While Maxwell sent a perfect cross for Cavani, the Uruguayan was pushed to the rear by Jean-Philippe Gbamin. Second yellow card for the Ivorian, red card.
Cavani transforms the penalty and, as usual, mimics the machine gun with one knee on the ground. Bad luck for him, she stands in front of Lensois’ parking lot, which is why the match referee interprets this celebration as a provocation. A yellow card that absolutely does not please Cavani. The latter holds the referee by the arm for an explanation, it was enough for the man with the whistle to throw a second cracker in the space of 10 seconds. El Mataout.
Arkadiusz Milik / Juventus Turin – Salernitana
Serie A: 2022-2023.
The dumpling is still very fresh. Perhaps too much for some supporters bianconeri. But this game fact could not escape us. How can we forget a winning goal scored in the 90 + 4 minute by the former Marseille Arkadiusz Milik? A party taking off his shirt in front of his delirious fans, causing a second yellow card and an expulsion? Then a goal definitively canceled by the VAR a few seconds later? This trilogy got the better of us.
Milik who scores the winning goal and celebrates by taking off his shirt.
Goal canceled by the VAR.
Chamakh has his successor
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Mario Balotelli / Rubin Kazan – Inter
Champions League: 2009-2010.
If you don’t know the character of Balotelli, this anecdote will surely tell you about him. Inter will travel to Russia to face Rubin Kazan in the group stage. Mourinho has only Balotelli as a striker in his ranks, the others are injured. Super Mario receives a yellow card just before half-time. So during the interval Mourinho begs him not to take a second in the second half. No striker could replace him. Balotelli does not drag, and is sent off in the 46th minute. Misunderstood genius.
And who better than Mou himself to tell this story.
Robin Van Persie / FC Barcelona – Arsenal
Champions League: 2010-2011.
The round of 16 of the Champions League 2011 is opposed to Gunners To the blaugrana. If the British win the first leg with a score of 2-1, the return to the Camp Nou is tricky. Arsenal resist the Catalan assaults and keep the great Barça in check (1-1). But this near feat exploded in flight in the 55th minute.
Thrown deep, Robin Van Persie does not hear the referee’s whistle to signal an offside position. The Dutchman continues his run and fires a shot. So far, nothing out of the ordinary. Apart from the referee. The latter in fact believes that Van Persie wanted to save time, which is why he inflicts a second cracker on him.
“It’s a joke what the referee did. How can I hear a whistle when 95,000 people make noise? It was bad all night, I don’t understand why he was there tonight” R. Van Persie
Cesc Fabregas / West Brom – Chelsea
Premier League: 2014-2015.
The Chelsea Blues are already crowned champions of England. Under the leadership of José Mourinho, the Londoners showed an airtight defense throughout the season. So when it comes to going up against West Brom, the opportunity is too good to ruin the usual game plan.
The Blues suffer the advantage in the 9th minute. But no reaction comes. Apart from that of Cesc Fabregas half an hour from the start of the game. Luggage make a mistake on the right side. While the free kick takes time to hit, Fabregas finds a way to pass the time. The playful Spaniard directs a ball that floats in the penalty area. Lack of luck for him, he hits Chris Brunt in the face. The referee doesn’t hesitate a second, and takes out the red card.
Matt McClure / Tranmere Rovers – Wycombe Wanderers
League Two: 2014-2015.
This is the story of Matt McClure, Wycombe’s Northern Irish center forward, who enters as a substitute in a game of the English fourth division. Nothing crazy so far. On his first ball, McClure nudges his opponent in the head. Matt manages to be ejected just 3.7 seconds after entering. iconic.
Gabriel Martinelli / Wolverhampton – Arsenal
Premier League: 2021-2022.
Playing at Molineux Stadium is not the best gift for a visiting player. The audience whistles at you for 90 minutes, and applauds each ball retrieval of the wolves. And Gabriel Martinelli will learn this the hard way.
The Brazilian is first of all stolen the ball by Chiquinho, and also loses the commitment of the key in favor of Wolverhampton. A determination that does not pass through Martinelli. The Arsenal striker pushes Podence first who makes the touch. The referee leaves the advantage to the Wolves, but the demolition company is not enough for Martinelli. The Brazilian goes in pursuit of his executioner Chiquinho, who has gone on the counterattack, and takes the opportunity to push him hard. Second serious foul in just 7 seconds. Two yellow cards on the same action, which make the red. Parabens, Gabriel.
🔴 #Martini takes two yellow cards in the same action!
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