Football |  The 20 Dumbest Red Cards In History – Part 2

Football | The 20 Dumbest Red Cards In History – Part 2

Football |  The 20 Dumbest Red Cards In History – Part 2

Continuation and end of this best of the most beautiful expulsions in the history of football. Today on the program: header from Zizou, kick from Chapron and punch from Barreto.

WTF Evictions (continued)

Zinedine Zidane / France – Italy

2006 World Cup.

Certainly the most iconic expulsion in the history of French football. Reaching the World Cup final is not easy. The Blues have only succeeded on three occasions. The second half takes place in Germany, against the Italian neighbor. The French go to extra time. Then, in the 110th minute, it is the apotheosis.

As he recovers, Zizou turns and inflicts a sublime head-butt on Marco Materazzi’s chest. Zidane sees the red, as well as the referee. The Blues eventually lose on penalties, but everyone remembers this fact of the game and forgets the panenka-bar returning at the start of the game. As in 1998, Zizou made history thanks to his head play.

But he is not the only French hero of this evening. Another also takes the light.

“Oooooh Zinedine! Not that Zinedine. Not today, not now, not after everything you’ve done! Ouch ouch ouch ouch ouch »T. Gilardi

Josip Simonic / Croatia – Australia

2006 World Cup.

Croatia and Australia meet in the last match of the group stage of the 2006 World Cup. At the hour, Josip Simonic is guilty of a foul on the surface, first yellow card.

We play in the 90 ‘, and the central defender realizes the feat of committing three fouls in one action. Positioned as the last defender, Josip first puts the Australian forward on the ground, before taking charge of his teammate. A first surgery with the foot forward, then a second from behind with both feet apart. A delightful recital But nothing to offend for British referee Graham Poll. The latter only gives him a yellow card. Small problem, he is the second, but the Englishman no longer remembers him visibly.

Josip Simonic wants his expulsion. So the Croatian doubles his efforts up to the time of the money to get it. Seeing that he couldn’t get the red card with his killer tackles, Josip decided to choose another method; bad words. And he scores, the Croatian is excluded in extra time for the third yellow card.

Kieran Gibbs / Chelsea-Arsenal

Premier League: 2013-2014.

Matches between Chelsea and Arsenal often leave room for unlikely scenarios. And that of the 2014 edition is no less than the others. From the 7th minute of the game the Blues are already leading 2-0. So when Oxlade-Chamberlain deflects the ball with his hand on his line, the referee doesn’t hesitate to draw a red card. Problem, Andre Marriner thinks it was Kieran Gibbs who was guilty of this cheat. The English referee does not want to know anything, despite Chamberlain’s self-denial. Gibbs goes crazy and has yet to try to understand why.

For the little anecdote, the match will end with a 6-0 score for Chelsea. What better way for Arsene Wenger to celebrate his 1000th match at the helm of Arsenal?

“It is one of the worst games of my career. After 20 minutes, the game was over. Then it’s a long time »A. Wenger

Pierre-Yves Polomat – Michaël Barreto / Quevilly-Rouen – Auxerre

League 2: 2017-2018.

It was played in the 80th minute and Auxerrois was dropped by Quevilly-Rouen (3-1). The tension rises and ends up breaking out between Pierre-Yves Polomat and Michaël Barreto. Small important detail, the two players wear the same shirt, that of the AJA. Polomat hits Barreto with his head, when the latter responds with a punch. All in the middle of a game. It takes the intervention of a player from Quevilly-Rouen to separate the two men, the world upside down. Results? Two expulsions for Auxerre. The bill is good.


Rui Costa / Germany – Portugal

Preliminary rounds for the 1998 FIFA World Cup.

Portugal is close to qualifying for the 1998 World Cup as a local tournament. A defeat against Ukraine and two draws against Armenia and Northern Ireland. Believing that the Portuguese did not want to land in France in July 98. But the Seleção remains a great nation, so watching the World Cup on TV is not really their hobby. For this the Portuguese decide to move to the finals. Observation is simple; if they fail to establish themselves in Germany, they will be able to renounce the World Cup.

Everything starts well for them. Pedro Barbosa opened the scoring in the 71st minute and cleared the Portuguese. A monstrous, time-saving enterprise will then begin. Luis Figo’s teammates bask on the ground at the slightest touch, sending long tirades to the referee. The latter is none other than the French Marc Batta. And at the Marseillaise we don’t do it to him. When the fourth referee asks for the replacement of Rui Costa, the Portuguese wanders around, pulls up his socks, hugs his teammates on the lawn, feeling of accomplishment. Batta urges him to hurry several times, which does not seem to disturb our lap of honor amigo Rui Costa.

This is clearly too much for the referee who decides to give him a yellow card. Small problem, this is Rui Costa’s second scoop. The Portuguese comes out in tears and can only feel sorry for himself when he sees Ulf Kirsten equalize with ten minutes to go. Portugal will never see the 98 World Cup.

Samuel Inkoom / Karpaty Lviv – Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk

Ukrainian Championship: 2011-2012.

This is the story of Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk defender Samuel Inkoom, who is about to be replaced. The Ghanaian starts at a trot, then mechanically takes off his jersey before giving way to his teammate. Only this harmless gesture does not escape the referee. The latter takes out his most beautiful biscuit to the Dnipro player for taking off his shirt. The second one. Excluded a few meters from his replacement. Ukrainian panache.

Yannick Cahuzac / Angers – Bastia

League 1: 2016-2017.

After the legendary slowness embodied by Rui Costa, this time we have the ardor of Yannick Cahuzac. Bastia player, the defensive midfielder is known and recognized for his passion for bloody red cards. And this evening in February 2017, supporters of the Angers SCO will realize that this legend is indeed real.

With 20 minutes remaining, Bastiais are 2-0 behind and Cahuzac is eliminated. For once, the defensive midfielder on the pitch was flawless, no yellow card to his credit, almost a miracle. Everything goes well, until the moment when Yannick has to give up his place. With a very clumsy gesture, the fourth referee hits him with the scoreboard at the height of the throat. Cahuzac doesn’t need anything else to get out of his hinges and hit the billboard violently. The fourth referee informs the man at the whistle of the action, which convinces the latter to exclude Cahuzac, already on the sideline. A king’s exit.

He fights with the referee

Thiago Silva / PSG – Valenciennes

League 1: 2012-2013.

Shortly before the break, Thiago Silva tries to find an explanation for a decision made by the match referee, Alexandre Castro. The Brazilian puts his hands on the referee’s shoulders, which does not please the referee at all. Direct red. The reason ? Being stopped on his trail.

In the corridors of the stadium, Leonardo also tries to explain himself to the referee, and elbowing him in turn by giving him a shoulder. Definitely, everyone wants to touch rock star Alexandre Castro.

Diego Carlos / Nantes – PSG

League 1: 2017-2018.

Here we are touching the Holy Grail of everything. And as if by chance, it takes place in France, inside our incredible Liguain. PSG leads 1-0 to Beaujoire, the Canaries try everything in the hope of a draw. The people of Nantes discover themselves and suffer a backlash from Kylian Mbappé. The action ends in nothing, then a crowd forms around Tony Chapron. The referee is on the ground, and gets up with difficulty kicking Diego Carlos. The misunderstanding is total, the Farmer’s League is more than ever at the top of its game.

Tony Chapron thinks Diego Carlos tripped him on purpose. But in reality it was the referee who entered the Brazilian’s game, causing him to fall. But the “referee-tackler” sticks to his idea, and pulls out a second yellow card, synonymous with red for Diego Carlos. The icing on the cake, he whistled a free kick in favor of PSG for “Monsieur Chapron’s fault”. The circle is complete.

Marcelo / Angers-Lyon

League 1: 2017-2018.

Don’t you consider yourself lucky in life? You will quickly put things into perspective with this red card picked up by Marcelo. Author of a foul on Baptiste Santamaria, Marcelo receives a yellow card. A decision that does not seem suitable to him, so the Brazilian turns his back on the referee and protests by raising his arms in the air. Lack of plate for him, his arm goes up at the same time as that of the referee goes down. Marcelo involuntarily hits the yellow card, which falls to the ground. Enough to convince the referee to issue the only remaining card; the Red. An unrivaled alignment of the planets.

Lyon, who had a 3-1 lead before this red card, are finally reached 3-3. All is well that ends well.

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