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Worst red card in football history?

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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