Lyon's Marcelo.

One of the weirdest red cards ever happened during Angers 3-3 Lyon

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We've seen some pretty bizarre red card incidents over the past few years.

Back in 2014, for example, Kieran Gibbs was shown red during a 6-0 thrashing against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge after referee Andre Marriner mistook him for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Oxlade-Chamberlain used his arm to stop Eden Hazard's shot from going in, but Marriner thought it was Gibbs and sent him off instead.

Arsenal's players were in disbelief - the Ox even told Marriner that it was him who handled the ball, not Gibbs.

Marriner later apologised for confusing the Arsenal pair and said he was "disappointed" with himself for the mix up.

One year previously, it was Hazard on the receiving end of being sent off during Chelsea's trip to Swansea City.

Hazard kicked one of the ball boys while trying to retrieve the ball, which outraged the home fans and prompted the referee to show red. It was unlike anything seen before.

There have been too many weird red cards to count in the Premier League, let alone in world football, but something truly bizarre happened in Ligue 1 today during Angers 3-3 Lyon.


In the video below, Lyon's Marcelo receives two yellow cards within the space of 30 seconds, the first for a foul just outside of his box.

What happens after is nothing short of strange. Marcelo appears to accidentally flick the yellow card out of the referee's hand and on to the floor, who then goes straight for the red card.

Marcelo's reaction suggests that he didn't mean to knock the yellow card, but the match official was having absolutely none of it. Check it out.


"Oh and he's flicked the card out of the referee's hand, he's in trouble. He's off!" said the commentator, who couldn't believe what he was watching.

Marcelo's red card may not be the weirdest ever, but it's certainly up there.

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