Greek Tragedy

If you thought Ronaldo’s sending off was strange…

… check out this puzzling red card from the Greek Super League

Just a few days after schooling Inter Milan at the San Siro, Panathinaikos faced FC Asteras Tripolis, a tiny side referred to as “Chelsea of Greece” and whose home ground has a capacity of 5,000. Panathinaikos were held to a disappointing draw, thanks to a 70th minute equaliser from midfielder Adrián Bastía.

Shortly after this strike, however, the man with the glorious ponytail executed a perfect tackle on a pitch invader. For his helpful intervention, he was rewarded with a red card.

[The Offside]

2 responses so far
  • Raph88 // December 1, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    deserved a red just for that ridiculous haircut/abomination.

  • Bokolis // December 1, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    My people, Idontknowwhatthefuckiswrong with my people. How is that referee not banned for life for sending off in that situation?

    It’s a rhetorical question. The league is rigged. The ref should have spent the night in the same jail cell as the invader. Then again, they probably gave the muppet a government job upon his capture.

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