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Brazilian referee suspended for sending off the wrong player

A Brazilian referee has been suspended indefinitely after sending off the wrong player in a case of mistaken identity. Rodrigo Martins Cintra - evidently a graduate of the Graham Poll School of Refereeing - sent off Rio Branco's Felipe for a second bookable offence despite the fact that the foul on a Corinthians player had clearly been committed by Josias.

Marcos Marinho, head of the Brazilian refereeing committee, said: "He's not on form at the moment so we're going to work to make sure he's better when he comes back." If you're the impatient type, the incident is 2mins 45secs into the video below, but it was quite an entertaining game if you fancy watching the extended highlights.

February 28, 2007 in Video clips | Permalink


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