Adrian Bastia Sent Off for Tripping a Pitch InvaderBy: Daryl | November 30th, 2008
Busy game for Asteras Tripolis player Adrian Bastia. Not only did he score a 70th minute equalizer against Panathinaikos (no vid, just story) in the Greek Super League – giving Asteras what we can assume to be a damn fine 1-1 draw away from home – but with full time approaching he ended a pitch invasion pretty abruptly with a well timed trip.
Personally I think Bastia deserves a pat on the back for his perfect timing and execution. If a pitch invader is dumb enough to interrupt a game then he shouldn’t be surprised when he gets brought down. So fair play to Bastia. Unfortunately the ref saw it differentkly and showed Bastia a straight red. Which is absolutely insane. Because if you watch the vid again, Bastia wasn’t even the last man.
Props to 101GG for spotting this.