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Kwame Thomas sent off for walking too slowly

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Notts County player Kwame Thomas was given his marching orders on Tuesday night - and all for walking too slowly!

In a bizarre couple of minutes during Doncaster's 0-0 home draw with Notts Co, Thomas was substituted but then sent off after referee Richard Clark didn't take too kindly to how slow he left the field of play.

As a result, the player who replaced him, Billy Daniels, had to be withdrawn from the pitch as he had come on for a player who had been red carded.

It was all a bit farcical, and County manager Sean Derry (the former-QPR midfielder) was livid. He raged on the sidelines as Thomas saw red, and eventually joined him as the referee sent him to the stands.

I've never seen anything like it in the game - Greg Abbott, Notts Co assistant manager

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County assistant manager Greg Abbott, filling in for Derry who was probably still cooling down after the game, told reporters afterwards: "I think if the referee had realised it was his second yellow he wouldn't have sent him off.

"I've never seen anything like it in the game."

Lending weight to Abbott's suggestion that the referee didn't realise he'd already booked Thomas is footage of the incident, which can be seen below.

The referee begins to back away after giving the yellow card, before a brief bit of confusion leads to the second yellow and the sending off.

Down to 10 men, Notts County managed to cling on for a share of the spoils. The result leaves both County and Doncaster level on 35 points with 25 games played in League One.

Watch the bizarre sending off below...

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