Taking the risk of getting hit in the privates is part and parcel of playing football, but usually it's a ball rather than your opponent hitting you where it hurts. 

Things haven't been going too well at Portsmouth recently, but it doesn't help their cause when they get players sent off for incidents as ridiculous as this.

Pompey defender Sam Sodje earned himself one of more ludicrous red cards at the weekend for twice punching Oldham midfielder Jose Baxter in the crown jewels.

After a small off-the-ball altercation, Sodje can be clearly seen delivering a couple of cheap shots to his stunned opponent, leaving the referee no choice but to show the Nigerian international the red card.

Is this the most ridiculous sending off of the season? Watch the incident in the video above and have your say in the comment box below...

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