[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Two players got their cleats entangled on Saturday in the Netherlands and the referee showed one a straight red card for his chosen method of getting unstuck.
This game in the Dutch Eredivisie finished 2-2, and it was 1-1 in the 48th minute when Sanharib Melki, in black wearing the captain’s armband for Roda JC, came in late on the sideline for two straight 50-50 balls, the second of which got him tied up with with Mike van Duinen of ADO Den Haag.
Melki might not have chosen the best location for his next course of action --- awkwardly yanking himself free while simultaneously dumping van Duinen on his backside --- as he was right in front of the ADO bench. Several ADO players immediately surround the Syrian striker, as the referee served up some swift justice, showing him a straight red.
Does this red seem a bit harsh? Or perhaps the combination of player pressure, and a home game for ADO ...