Top 10 Funny Red Cards Soccer 2016

Penalty cards in football exist to enforce rules amongst the players. A penalty card is issued when a player misbehaves, doesn’t act in accordance with the rules or intentionally sabotages the game. The Red Card is considered the most severe of all the penalty cards and it being issued by a referee usually ends up players being suspended permanently from the ongoing match. However, sometimes red cards are issued at intense moments of the game or unjustly. Such incidents are usually engraved in the minds of fans. Here we’ve put together a list of the funny moments in soccer where a red card has been issued in respect to blind stupidity if one has to say.

Top 10 Funny Red Cards Soccer 2016

 

10. Dean Windass

Top 10 Funny Red Cards Soccer 2016
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Starting our list of Top 10 Funny Red Cards Soccer 2016 we have none other than Dean Windass. He could be listed thrice for all it counts. Playing for Aberdeen in 2007 he picked up not just one but three red cards in fewer than 2 minutes. The future Hull City legend was first dismissed for when he was shown a second yellow card but things escalated when he continue to show his disagreement to that decision and was booked again. Going off the field he kicked the corner flag which earned him a third. It was quite the record but certainly an undesirable one.

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9. Paolo di Canio

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At number 9 in our Top 10 Funny Red Cards Soccer 2016 we have Italian forward Paolo di Canio. This could possibly be the most famous red card of the Premier League era. This particular incident threatened to end his career in England. Sixteen years ago Sheffield Wednesday beat Arsenal, the Premier League champions at Hillsborough with a list minute winner. The match is kept in memory not for the unexpected result but for the incident that took place at the last minute of the first half. Paolo di Canio responded to a red card by pushing over referee Paul Alcock in a rather comical way. This earned him an 11 match ban.

8. Zoran Mirkovic

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At number 8 in our Top 10 Funny Red Cards Soccer 2016 we have Yugoslavia international defender Zoran Mirkovic. 40 minutes into the game Croatia’s wing-back Robert Jarni collided with Zoran Mirkovic. Mirkovic earned a free kick but Jarni came up to him to let him in on his thoughts about his play-acting. His words weren’t received kindly by Mirkovic who showed his displeasure by grabbing Jarni by his testicles and gave them a short, firm twist. Referees are known to value players’ testicle safety above everything else, hence out the red card.

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7. Jamie Carragher

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At number 7 in our Top 10 Funny Red Cards Soccer 2016 we have Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher. The 2002 FA cup match against Arsenal in Highbury was already taking a dramatic turn when Martin Keown and Dennis Bergkamp were already sent off in quick successions. Shortly after that Carragher went to the sideline to take a throw in when he was hit by a coin from the stands. His boiling rage took over which saw him picking up the offending item and throwing it back the path it came from. The referee failed to see the funny side of it, prompting to show the third red card of the game.

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6. Keith Gillespie

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Coming in at number 6 in our Top 10 Funny Red Cards Soccer 2016 we have Northern Irish winger Keith Gillespie. The 2007 defeat of Sheffield United to Reading saw Keith Gillespie in a 10 second cameo role. Coming on as a second half substitute, Gillespie barely had time to elbow Stephen hunt in the face but he did. Under 12 seconds he was walking back the same way he came from making it one the fastest red cards of the game.

5. Yoav Ziv

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At number 5 in our Top 10 Funny Red Cards Soccer 2016 we have Israeli defender Yoav Ziv. Marked as one of the funnier moments from the 2012 Europa League season, a heavy challenge from Ryan Shotton saw Maccaibi Haifa player Yoav Ziv’s boot coming off. He snapped after not receiving a free kick and instead kicked the boot that was pulled off during the challenge with his left foot. The boot ended up hitting the assistant referee on the hip earning him a straight red card.

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4. Kieran Dier and Lee Bowyer

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At number 4 in our Top 10 Funny Red Cards Soccer 2016 we have Newcastle duo Kieran Dier and Lee Bowyer. Getting sent off for fighting an opponent is one thing but getting dismissed for fighting your team-mate is quite another. The Newcastle vs. Aston Villa match in 2005 witnessed this remarkable feat. The root cause of the dispute is not particularly known but Dier received the greater FA punishment as the initial insitigator of the fight.

3. Wayne Rooney

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At number 3 in our Top 10 Funny Red Cards Soccer 2016 we have Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney. In England’s 2006 World Cup quarter final match against Portugal, Rooney kicked his over attentive opponent Ricardo Carvalho registering his red card. The game went down to the penalty shootouts where England eventually lost. Being clear favorites of the game the English team without Rooney couldn’t continue their World Cup campaign.

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2. David Beckham

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At number 2 in our Top 10 Funny Red Cards Soccer 2016 we have English professional footballer David Beckham. The second round of the 1998 World Cup saw England facing off against Argentina. A petulant kick on Diego Simeone by Beckham earned him a red card. The English crowed wooed him. Closing in on Argentina the red card threw them off their game as England lost the match in the penalties. A childish act in an important match made the difference.

1. Zinedine Zidane

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At number 1 in our Top 10 Funny Red Cards Soccer 2016 we have French Midfielder Zinedine Zidane. He made the biggest mistake on world’s biggest stage. The 2006 World Cup final was supposed to be a fitting conclusion to his impressive career. The stage was set, he was supposedly the best player on the field, hopes were high, and everyone believed he would rescue the ream. Instead trash talk from Marco Materazzi made Zidane lose his cool and he buried his head into the Everton defender’s chest. A red card was inevitable, and with it ended Zidane’s career and France’s dreams to the grab the biggest prize of the sport.

Everyone makes mistakes but mistakes as such are pretty hilarious. The Top 10 Funny Red Cards Soccer 2016 won’t be funny for the fans whose hopes were shattered when the above listed incidents took place. But at the end of the game we expect football to be a fair sport, played with good spirits and health.

Top 10 Funny Red Cards Soccer 2016

1. Zinedine Zidane
2. David Beckham
3. Wayne Rooney
4. Kieran Dier and Lee Bowyer
5. Yoav Ziv
6. Keith Gillespie
7. Jamie Carragher
8. Zoran Mirkovic
9. Paolo di Canio
10. Dean Windass