Pee-bang: Goalkeeper sees red
In England’s sixth division, the goalkeeper flies off the pitch in a 2-1 win over Bradford Park Avenue after urinating in the stands.
In the English National League North (sixth division), Saltford City’s 2-1 win over Bradford Park Avenue will be secondary.
Cause 88. Saltford’s goalkeeper Max Crocombe will be removed from the pitch in the ninth minute. The reason for the red card was that the 24-year-old had made it easier for him to play alongside a grandstand while the match was in progress.
At first, both clubs wondered why the goalkeeper had to take a shower at an early stage.
The away team wrote on Twitter:”Red card! Crocombe sees red for something off the game. No one has any idea what happened.”
The hosts were also surprised at first by the opponent’s expulsion:”Red card! This is bizarre. Saltford goalkeeper Max Crocombe has been sent off the field and no one knows why.”
A few minutes later, Bradford made a strange statement:”We can confirm that Crocombe flew off the field because he urinated during the game. We’re not kidding.”
Colin Barker, club official of Bradford, told after the match:”A file has told him twice that he should leave it. I didn’t see it either, but the referee definitely expelled him from the field because the linesman had made him aware of it.”
The culprit apologized for the incident on the same day:”I was in an uncomfortable situation and then made a mistake that spoiled a great victory.”
And he affirmed that this was a one-time affair:”I didn’t want to upset anyone with it and I would like to apologize to the clubs and fan camps. It won’t happen again.”