Red after just 87 seconds. It happened to Youssef Mohamad from 1. FC Köln at the opening day of the German Bundesliga against Kaiserslautern. No one got a red one faster in the German top league than the Lebanese player.
Referee Felix Brych spoke to weekly magazine Der Spiegel: “When I whistle for a foul, I can’t do anything else. The rules give no opportunity for a different interpretation.”
Good piece of refereeing, but it’s not a record Mohamad will be proud of. The German elite group referee added: “After two minutes – that is hard.”:
I never had to give a red card so fast. Whom of you did?
Definitely not a red card. the ball went out of reach, then he went down. yellow max imho.
The ball is just 2 metres from the attacker when the defender grabs him. If he was not pulled he could have even been closer to the ball. Would still be red for me!
my question would be..is this also a world record and if not, what is?
12 seconds: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhGT3FIAhhQ&feature=search
That’s pretty fast. Thanks for the video link. Do you know who’s the referee?
It could be Paulo Alves (Brazil), but am not sure.