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Swedish GK sent off after 44 seconds for ridiculous handball

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Could Abrahamsson's red card be the fastest in 2013/14? (©GettyImages)
Could Abrahamsson's red card be the fastest in 2013/14? (©GettyImages).

Peter Abrahamsson became the laughing stock of the Swedish football terraces on Monday evening, after the Örgryte goalkeeper was sent off after just 44 seconds of play, for a ridiculous handball in last night's second division clash against Hammarby.

The 25-year-old stopper came charging out of his box and into no-mans-land, in an unnecessary attempt to clear the 'danger', following a long punt upfield from Hammarby's kick-off.

But, Abrahamsson completely misjudged the trajectory and bounce of the ball, which prompted what is likely to be one of the fastest red cards of the 2013/14 campaign, after he was given his marching orders for an idiotic double fist-punch clear.

With less than a minute on the clock, and already down to ten-men, it was always going to be an uphill struggle for Örgryte, who went on to lose the match 3-0.

The result leaves them second-bottom in the Superettan table, with 14 points from 16 games played, while Hammarby are up to sixth, with 24 points from the same number of matches.

Watch footage of Peter Abrahamsson's crazy handball in the video below - with thanks to 101greatgoals.com - and share the fastest red card incidents in the comment box provided.

 

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