We’ve seen some strange and harsh refereeing decisions in football. But this player getting sent off is one of the weirdest.
Lance Perry, of Rowley College, got sent off for telling another player that there was dog poo on the pitch.
The referee took exception to the choice of phrase. Lance said ‘It’s dog shit’, which the ref decided to be in breach of the zero-tolerence policy, which was clearly enforced during the match.
The FA have since rescinded the red card and one match ban, which is a shocking story in itself.. A footballing body using some common sense?