More Proof That Referees Don’t Like Being Yellow Carded By PlayersBy: Daryl | November 6th, 2008
Botafogo defender André Luís disagreed with the referee Carlos Chandía’s decision to book him in last night’s Copa Sudamericana quarterfinal versus Estudiantes, and registered his disapproval by snatching the yellow card and showing it back to the ref.
Unfortunately for Luis, it doesn’t work like that. And it was his second yellow of the game so the ref showed him the other card. Which was red. Stupid stuff, but brilliantly entertaining. It finished 2-2 on the night, meaning Botafogo lost 4-2 on aggregate. Bruno has the full story at Brazil Offside.
Of course, this isn’t the first time a player has carded a ref.
Sometimes they take it in good humour:
(Mark Clattenburg good naturedly taking a card from Birmingham’s Gary McSheffrey in 2007)
And sometimes they don’t:
(Dougie Smith being a grumpster with Gazza in 1995)
But it’s the first time I’ve seen a ref carded with such pure anger. André Luís could definitely use a nice chamomile tea or something to calm him down. Because this isn’t even the worst thing he’s done in 2008. In June this year Luís was sent off (again) and threw such a monumental wobbly that he was arrested on the pitch: