Worst red card in football history?

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AZ Alkmaar midfielder Markus Henriksen received what has to be one of the worst red cards in history during his side’s clash with Greek outfit Atromitos last night.

The 21-year-old former Rosenborg starlet was given his marching orders with less than 90 seconds on the clock, with referee Antony Gautier initially showing a yellow before changing his mind and dishing out the harshest punishment.

Unsurprisingly, the Norwegian international was far from happy with the decision. Henriksen initially controlled a throw-in badly, and was then late in his efforts to win the ball back off his opponent.

However, he appeared to miss the Atromitos player completely, with the only contact a minimal graze at best.

Luckily for AZ, the red card didn’t cost them their place in the Europa League qualifying round, as a 2-0 defeat saw them scrape through 3-3 on aggregate.

The red card wasn’t the only drama in the match either, after it was abandoned last night following a fire in the stands. It concluded this morning, with Atromitos scoring a second but not getting the vital third.

Watch the dreadful red card decision at the top of this story and let us know what you think about it…

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