Davinson Sanchez was the unfortunate player.

Watch: FIFA 17 just produced one of the strangest red cards yet

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FIFA 17 may well be the most popular football game on the planet, but it isn't error free.

Despite having only been out for a couple of weeks, we've already seen a number of blooper highlight reels revealing strange glitches and bizarre goals.

And now we can add odd refereeing decisions to that list after a video emerged over the weekend showing a red card decision that will take a few watches to get your head around.

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The incident, brought to our attention by Goal, played out during a game between Ajax and Juventus and it was Davinson Sanchez of the Dutch side who got his virtual marching orders.

However, rather than your typical FIFA 17 red cards handed out for rash sliding tackles when you're already trailing 5-0 in the final minutes, Sanchez's dismissal likely left his user ready to rage quit.

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The main reason being, the Ajax man wasn't anywhere near anyone when an attack petered out and the referee reached for his top pocket. Check out the video below...

We're happy to admit that we watched it a good two or three times before coming up with some sort of theory as to why the game decided Sanchez deserved an early bath.

Right at the start of the clip you can see the Ajax man tug back one of his opponents as they make a break for the box. It is easy to miss and, considering the video then rolls on for another 30 seconds without anyone batting an eyelid, you'd think the user had got away with it.

Not with this virtual FIFA 17 referee, however. 


Although the fact that, in the world of FIFA, 30 seconds is a good 3-4 minutes of a game, the official might have taken the idea of "playing an advantage" a little too far.

If the user did manage to contain is anger and avoid the rage quit they deserve some praise.

We know plenty of other FIFA players who's controller would have been across the room when they saw the red card coming out.

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