'The reddest red card you'll see': German goalkeeper sent off for kung fu HORROR challenge (VIDEO)
The incident occurred midway through the second half of Sunday's Bundesliga fixture between Schalke and Eintracht Frankfurt as Nubel ran from his line to intercept the pass before clattering into Frankfurt midfielder Mijat Gacinovic, sending the Serbian player sprawling to the turf.
Several of Gacinovic's teammates remonstrated with the official before referee Felix Zwayer pulled the red card from his pocket and issued the offending goalkeeper his marching orders.
Fortunately, Gacinovic took to social media after the game to say that he is fine and suffered no damage of note.
Horrible horrible foul. The reddest card you’ll ever see! I hope Gacinovic is OK! #S04SGE— anchee_2-1 FC (@AncheeLfc) December 15, 2019
The incident brought back memories of a similar incident at the 1982 World Cup when German goalkeeper Harald Schumacher collided with France's Patrick Battiston, causing the defender to lose consciousness on the pitch and slip into a coma.
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