Soccer Player Given Red Card For Diving As He’s Carted Off On A Stretcher (Video)

red card stretcherSoccer players may have a knack for diving, but that doesn’t mean some of their injuries aren’t real ones.  At least that is what I have been led to believe after years of watching the sport.  As for the referee of this Belgian amateur league match, he isn’t buying any of that.  He doesn’t care if you take an elbow to the back of the head and need to be stretchered off the field and taken away in an ambulance.  If you hit the pitch and stay down on his watch, you are going to pay for it with a yellow card for diving.

Julien Lecomte experienced just that, as he suffered three displaced vertebrae and a concussion following a collision with a member of the opposing team in the box.  But even as the medics were stretchering his unconscious body off the pitch, the match official wouldn’t be denied the opportunity to award him his second yellow card of the game for diving.  As you may have expected, that red card was not greeted with such a kind reaction from Lecomte’s teammates.

Here is a look at how it all transpired.

Hat Tip – [Dirty Tackle]

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